2/3 of Australian Pirates Also Pay For Legitimate ServicesAdded: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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The entertainment industry hates people who obtain content from unofficial online sources. However, more and more researches prove that such people can also be some of the best customers. Another fresh report out of Australia has revealed that 2/3 of Australian downloaders are also paying for legitimate video streaming services like Netflix. Indeed, with the advent of such services as Netflix, there are greater opportunities for illegal downloaders to be simultaneous legitimate consumers. The recent report from Australia tracks voting intention while asking 1,000 citizens questions about pressing social issues, including media consumption, both from legal and illegal sources.
When asked if in anyone in their family downloads copyrighted content for free, 64% said that to their knowledge nobody does. It should be mentioned that this figure has remained relatively unchanged for the past several years. Just over 1/4 of respondents believe that people do indeed download content for free in their homes. At the same time, when the respondents were asked if anyone in their family subscribes to legitimate content streaming services like Netflix or local Foxtel, more than 1/2 of them said yes: Foxtel accounted for 30% of such respondents and Netflix was in the second place with 25%.
Talking about Netflix, a considerable variation across the age groups should be noted: 47% of 18-34 year-olds and only 8% of 55+ year-olds are subscribed to Netflix. Still, this is not the most interesting figure: it is rather the one which demonstrated how many subscribers to legal services are also content pirates.
So, the statistics said that 36% of households with Netflix subscriptions also download content they don’t pay for. Even with the figure that high, when all streaming subscriptions are factored in, it turns out that a significant 2/3 of households who do pay for their media also obtain content on the Internet from unofficial sources.
According to researchers, such statistics can be another indication of how dangerous it is to hate downloaders when they’re also some of the entertainment industry’s best customers. Besides, the recent research shows the ongoing popularity of Netflix, but it is unclear whether such popularity will persist in the wake of the recent VPN crackdown.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
|posted by (2016-02-09 15:22:40)|
|And the REASON behind those numbers ... the streaming providers may not show the programs we want to watch! Therefore, if it's not available from the PAID services, OR from Free-to-air, we have NO OTHER OPTION than to download it.|
This is especially true of shows we may HEAR about but that have never been shown here, had a limited run before being cancelled here, or have been discontinued and is not yet out on DVD/Blu-Ray ... then a search of torrent sites may find a copy we can watch. (Eg a few MONTHS ago, while searching on IMDB I found several TV series that sounded interesting but that I'd never even HEARD of [like 'Forever', which has SINCE been announced to be released Jan 2016] and I couldn't find them in the Video store or local retailers ... so I downloaded them, even though I'm currently a Foxtel customer.)
If a TV show gets cancelled due to poor reviews/viewing (even though it may still be showing overseas) then the people who WERE following that show have to look elsewhere.
And with our population, and the distances between towns/cities over here (the mainland Capitals are 700+km apart) it's not economical to run multiple cable channels like they do in the USA & Europe (even the capital cities only have limited cable services)
|yea thats australia, never really saw the point of it. once a colony, always a colony. its the prisoners dilemma for its pop and economic growth. there is no will for investment. it is being played by overseas economic forces it cannot control, played like an upright base!|
|I cancelled Netflix and started pirating movies because Hollywood industry gutted its selection.||
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