March 25, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

After 2 Year Decline Australians Return to Online Piracy

Roughly one-in-four Australians pirated online content in 2022, as rates of unlawfully consumed media rebounded across film, television, music, and live sports viewership.
The 2022 Consumer Survey on Online Copyright Infringement found an increase in the number of Australians illegally accessing media online after two years of declining piracy rates.
Video games were the only category with a continued decline in unlawful consumption, whereas movie, television, music, and live sports piracy all grew by two to five percent between 2021 and 2022.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the statistics were “disturbingly high” and hoped new technologies would be adapted to protect Australian artists while ensuring consumers can still easily enjoy entertainment media….
Source: The Epoch Times