FAPAV / Ipsos: Sports streaming piracy up in Italy

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Source: FAPAV & Ipsos

A study by Ipsos for FAPAV, an Italian media industry group, found that video piracy was down by about 8% overall between 2017 and 2018. However, about 47% of the adolescent demographic was said to have committed at least one incident of digital or film piracy. Also, about 5 million Italians admitted to an estimated 22 million sports streaming piracy acts.

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The study estimated that the cost of audiovisual piracy to all sectors was about 1.08 billion Euros.

Read the entire FAPAV press release, which includes detailed statistics (translated from the original Italian language release).

Why it matters

While there is evidence that anti-piracy programs have had positive results – take Spain for example – video piracy is not going away any time soon; as this study of Italy confirms.

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