Friday Insights: Illegal downloading and streaming

3 February 2017

BBC News recently reported that UK Internet Service Providers will now send out educational emails to customers who have been downloading copyright material illegally. BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have all agreed to take part in the preventative measure, but it remains to be seen whether it will work as an effective deterrent to the activity. With the idea that illegal downloading will now become increasingly monitored and less anonymous, we thought it would be interesting to find out if respondents consider the activity a crime and if they have ever participated.

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