(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 12 – An overall incidence of audiovisual piracy at 38% in the last year and a decrease in illegal acts to 57 million, a number lower than an average two-month period in 2019: after the anomaly registered in full pandemic, with 243 million unlawful acts during the first lockdown and a loss for the industry of 591 million euros, what the latest data compiled by the Ipsos company on behalf of FAPAV – Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual and Multimedia Content. According to the research presented today, carried out between 7 and 12 May last on a sample of 1000 respondents, in the last year the decline (in incidence and number of acts) mainly concerns physical and indirect piracy, while digital piracy is on the rise. by 4% compared to 2019, with a decline only in its download and streaming components, but not IPTV. As for products, piracy of live sports events is recovering strongly after the forced stop of the lockdown (14% in the last 12 months, up from 10% in 2019). Films remain the most pirated content (25% vs 31%) followed by series / fiction (20% vs 23%). On the other hand, almost 11 million Italians have used illicit IPTV at least once (21% in the last 12 months vs 19% during the first lockdown), while awareness of the illegality of these platforms is still low (only 37% have full awareness of committing a crime). (HANDLE).
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