IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)
|IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)|
|Title:||IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)|
|Author(s):||IP Crime Group|
|Citation:||IP Crime Group (2018) IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)|
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|About the Data|
|Data Description:||The report consists of an amalgamation of different reports and information from various organisations, including law enforcement agencies (trading standards, police) and industry bodies (e.g. BPI). This is supplemented by a case studies from Trading Standards.|
|Data Type:||Secondary data|
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|Cross Country Study?:||No|
|Government or policy study?:||Yes|
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“The IP crime and enforcement 2017 to 2018 report highlights current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and piracy, including those conducted online. The report contains statistical data and enforcement activities. These are from UK law enforcement agencies including Police, Trading Standards and Customs along with industry bodies.This year’s report includes a separate supplement with a sample of IP related case studies from Trading Standards.”
Main Results of the Study
• Consistently with previous years, the report finds that 15% of UK internet users (almost 7 million people) consumed online content illegally within the past three months. Infringing behaviour has primarily been driven by cost concerns (44% citing that they are motivated by the fact content is free) followed by convenience (41%). Despite these high figures, only 47 people were prosecuted under the Copyright Designs and Patent Act in 2017.
• Certain intricacies are evident at industry level. The report finds a notable increase in illegal streamed television services, with 5 million using these (including an increase in the use of IPTV/kodi boxes). As a consequence, 830,000 users have cancelled a TV subscription. Elsewhere, downward trends are evident, with the BPI reporting a decrease in illegal music consumption by 33%, falling from 54 million downloads to 35 million.
• China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and Turkey continue to be the predominant source of IPR infringing (counterfeiting) goods.
Policy Implications as Stated By Author
No policy implications are stated by the authors.