The Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy released findings from a YouGov study which also said that nearly half of consumers who accessed pirate sites quit legitimate subscriptions.
About half of Filipino consumers know the negative consequences of online piracy: funding of crime groups (55%), loss of jobs in the creative industry (50%) and malware risks (49%).
Read AVIA’s news release
Why it matters
Blocking mechanisms like the ones now in place in Malaysia and in Indonesia would be supported by the majority of Filipino consumers. When given choices of what they thought were effective measures of reducing piracy behavior, 53% of Filipinos agree that a “government order or law for ISPs to block piracy websites” would be the most effective