High volume infringers analysis report

11 September 2013

In early 2012 the Intellectual Property Office funded Ofcom to conduct research intended to improve understanding of consumers' behaviour and attitudes towards lawful and unlawful access of copyright material using the internet. The primary objective was to gather data and generate insights that could be used to assist policy making related to online copyright enforcement. This followed the adoption by Government of a recommendation made in the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth.

We have now completed this research programme, with data and findings from the fourth quarterly wave published alongside this report http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/other/telecoms-research/oci-wave4/ . Kantar Media, who conducted the research, processed a total of 21,475 survey responses across the four waves, during the period May 2012 - May 2013. This has provided a robust and substantial base which has been used in this report to conduct a more in-depth analysis on how attitudes, behaviours and spend differ between higher and lower volume infringers, and those who don't infringe at all.

This work expands upon the previous high-volume infringer analysis, which used data from the first two waves of the study, and can be found at: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/telecoms-research/online-copyright/deep-dive.pdf

Please note that due to their size, we are not publishing the tables and CSV files. To request a copy of the files, please e-mail Monika Kochanowska-Tym at monika.kochanowska@ofcom.org.uk

Full report

High volume infringers analysis report (PDF, 1.6 MB)