Nearly one in five have admitted to downloading illegally from the Internet, while nearly half say they’ve bought illegal discs, and two in ten have offered someone else a pirate disc.
12% of those surveyed were confused as to what exactly constitutes piracy.
Rob Barnes, head of broadband and mobiles at moneysupermarket.com, said: “The results show Britain has quite a relaxed attitude towards downloading, buying copied DVDs or giving an illegal disc to someone else. Whilst nearly one in five openly admit to downloading illegally, in reality this figure is probably a lot higher as many would be wary of owning up to pirating.
“The Government is trying to prevent this growing problem, but its clear people are not always aware they have infringed on copyright law. Perhaps they should focus on educating people on the penalties of copyright, as well as what actually constitutes piracy.”
Best be careful, lest you’re forced back to reading books.
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