Australian Internet Pirates Appeared to Be the Best CustomersAdded: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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A recent research sponsored by the Australian government has revealed a drop in piracy rates, largely attributed to improved availability of legal streaming alternatives. But the most interesting thing in the report is that the much reviled Internet pirates are often the best customers.
Australians have always been criticized over their consumption of illegal content, with the copyright owners insisting that Aussies simply don’t want to pay. However, evidence suggests otherwise.
It turned out that many pirates who favor torrent, streaming, and other file-sharing services state their motivations in different terms, pointing out that content providers debut content later, less conveniently, and at increased cost in Australia. Fortunately, the situation has been improving, and new research revealed that when users have sensible legal alternatives, they are ready to at least reduce their pirating habits.
First of all, the research found that 62% of Internet users consumed at least one item of digital content in 2016, of which 39% obtained content by downloading (down from 43% in 2015). At the same time, streaming increased from 54% to 57%. Consumers streaming content on a weekly basis increased significantly: 71% streamed music and videos games, 55% – TV programs and 51% – movies.
Of course, many consumers prefer unauthorized sources to obtain that content. However, their number is steadily decreasing, and the research results demonstrate that the situation is far from the disaster painted by the entertainment industries: it was found that 23% of Internet users pirated at least once, down from 26% in 2015. Just 6% of Internet users exclusively obtained content from pirate sources.
Why did people choose between paid or illicit services? 50% of the consumers cited convenience as the main reason to use paid services, and 39% cited speed. 37% wanted to support creators and did not want to use pirate sources. As for pirates, they chose free content (52%), convenient content (44%) and quick content (41%).
43% of Internet pirates confirmed that better pricing could stop them infringing. 35% explained they had to use illicit sources because their content was not available in Australia at the same time as elsewhere.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
|and in my case , lack of content via geo blocking and also lack of connection speed . it is cheaper to have a vpn connection than streaming costs.....i think the increase is due to new users connecting rather than pirates flipping onto paid streaming that gives the increased figures .|
|posted by (2016-11-23 22:11:17)|
|Like many governments around the world, the Australian Govt likes to put far too much spin on how much Australian do when compared with other countries. Cable TV (1 providers in Aust) is by far the most expensive in the world, due mainly to lack of competition, the single ownership is Murdoch a very protected species in this country, as the sole provider they lock in exclusivity deals with shows such as Orange is the new Black that is a netflix production but not available on netflix in Aust. Equally the cable pay TV provider does not allow subscribers to select the channels that show particular shows, instead you have to pay for a package that your choice of channel is part of a package, a package that is filled with channels that have shows such as reality crap that maybe of some interest to some, but not to most, or alternatively they have channel specific to say Scify, but generally is only reruns of Star Trek shows or Stargate, then when a new scify production comes on, they put it on another channel that will be in another package that you need to pay for, average cost of cable/pay TV is USD $100+. Would gladly pay for the US netflix by geographic blockers prevent access, or the credit card used to pay is coded to a Aust so even using a VPN will not allow access.|
|Who cares what the Australian Government thinks? They don't have the ability to think because that would require a brain and their heads are packed with really smelly and sloppy shit instead.|
PS....More porn please.
|posted by (2016-11-24 01:42:35)|
|No different from Australian politicians that appear to be the best paid people in Australia|
|perhaps the AU people need to use a ipv6 tunnel. try he.net|
It is always VPN because that is tunneling. The internet should not be so messed up that a person needs to tunnel to get somewhere. That is like saying I would shave my head bald and dress in combat fatigues and dig an underground tunnel from my home to my neighbors just because I do not want people eyeballing my transport operations.
|posted by (2016-11-24 02:04:55)|
|Australian's pirate so much because.|
1. In the early days of media streaming where the companies had every chance to convince large amounts of Australians to use legal ways of downloading content the media companies chose to rip Australians off big time. We were hit with 50-100% mark ups. They bled money from people. Its not rocket science to see why people download.
2. It was so much faster to download shows. I remember the days when Australian networks where 6+ months at least behind the US.
|@ #6 then why did australians pirate illegal content even before streaming choices and technology came available?|
australian pirates continue to download illegal content the the average connection rate available was still 56k.
were you born yesterday or what ffs what a load of shyte! typical 12 year old playing in adult forum.
|^ are you comparing bboards / old school internet to current internet? when there was 56k there was a niche market, nothing like what the current internet is like. Pirating has become very easy and readily available. I knew a handful of people that even remotely knew how to pirate stuff, now the dumbest of pc users does it. Don't compare apples with oranges.|
|It saddens me to see that ppl actually pay money to watch repeats on those crappy Aussie streaming sites. But then again, I guess they are happy to pay for those repeats instead of watching the even crapier repeats on free to air channels like Gem and God knows whatever those other crappy channels are called.|
I have found that as soon as I mention to these ppl about downloading from a Torrent site they look at me like I have asked them to rob a bank. There is still some fear about getting caught and penalized with downloading from Australians.
|Im Aussie and id say #2 summed it up spot on.#9 pretty god damn close to the point also. well said guys|
|posted by (2016-11-24 09:25:01)|
|I am also Aussie and born in 1960. originally born in England and migrated at the age of 12.|
when i was about 8 years old i can remember my Dad would set up his reel to reel tape recorder next to the old valve radio on a Saturday to record the top 40 hits. i cant remember the show but i do remember the radio announcer would tell you to get your tape recorder ready. Dad would warn us kids to shut up as he only had a microphone next to the radio and if we got noisy it would spoil his recording.
Recording or copying like this was happening everywhere but they were never labeled as PIRATES.?
Then came the VHS machines and everyone and his dog was taping shows off the telly - but were never called PIRATES.?
A few years ago they busted a group of PIRATES in the Philippines with sea containers full of professionally packaged DVD.s and CD,s ~all ready to be shipped for sale. ~Thats Pirating.!
We are downloaders, using the best and fastest methods that technology has provided for us.
Our Grandparents would be doing the same if they had the tec back then.
|They call them pirates because they can't save their data from being stolen.|
|posted by (2016-11-24 11:21:57)|
|@11 how true you are i to born 1960 and know what your saying. (:|
|posted by (2016-11-25 13:10:39)|
|The media of lobbyists, control the network, in Europe government people get paid for holding off free internet!|
|@11, love it mate, 1972 myself but still remember the cassette tape recorder with fondness and totally agree with your comments.|
I am not an Ausie but have read on many occasions here, in both the movie and TV sections, how Australia is far far far behind the states in receiving the latest shows and movies. Why this is happening now, what with today's technologies, is beyond my comprehension. Except for the fact that even if it previously wasn't the case, then it is at this moment one hundred percent for sure currently being done on purpose, for reasons known only to those that make it happen this way. And their accountants. So dear Australian friends, get a VPN (I happen to know somewhere real close to hand selling at good prices) and download left, right and center. I am very lucky that I live in a country that as yet, and I do hold my breath on that, as yet, is not to stringent about enforcing the copyright laws to the point of strangling the populace.
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