Apple Music and Spotify eliminate illegal music downloads in the UK

A YouGov poll revealed that only ten percent of Britons are receiving their audio solution from an illegitimate source, 18 percent five years ago. The fall in online piracy has been brought about by streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify & # 39; filling the gap & # 39;

The number of people downloading music illegally has decreased significantly, as sophisticated online blocks make it difficult for people to find free downloads.

The length that is now needed for people to access free music has forced people to legitimize streaming services, such as Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer.

According to new YouGov figures, only one in 10 Britons gets their music from an illegitimate source, 18% less five years earlier.

Of those who still download their songs illegally, more than a fifth (22 percent) say they will probably switch to a broadcast source in the next five years.

The researchers say that the latest statistics show "encouraging signs" that broadcast services could one day eradicate online music piracy.

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A YouGov poll revealed that only ten percent of Britons are receiving their audio solution from an illegitimate source, 18 percent five years ago. The fall in online piracy has been brought about by streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify & # 39; filling the gap & # 39;

A YouGov poll revealed that only ten percent of Britons are receiving their audio solution from an illegitimate source, 18 percent five years ago. The fall in online piracy has been brought about by streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify & # 39; filling the gap & # 39;

Earlier this year, the Intellectual Property Office called to eliminate the judicial process to make it cheaper and easier for illegitimate websites, such as those that facilitate Internet piracy, blocked by Internet Service Providers (ISP). ).

This is just the latest in a series of moves in the UK to crack down on online piracy.

According to figures from the Motion Picture Association, the government has blocked a total of 171 sites and 2,215 domains in the United Kingdom.

Internet service providers signed and joined an agreement in 2017 called & # 39; Doing things right from a genuine site & # 39; that took energetic action against illegal download sites.

Pirate Pay is not available in all major broadband providers and the government continues to implement measures to prevent piracy.

The campaign states: "Copyright owners are monitoring peer-to-peer networks (file sharing) to identify instances where their content is uploaded and shared without permission.

They will point to the Internet Protocol (IP) address and then they will contact the appropriate ISP, including BT, NowTV, PlusNet, Sky, Talk-Talk and Virgin Media.

"The account holder can receive an educational email from their ISP that refers to one or more peer-to-peer upload cases and file-sharing activities that have been confirmed to infringe copyright."

Before this provision, Internet users avoided any countermeasure of ISP through the use of proxies and VPN, which allow users to avoid blockages.

The participants of the YouGov survey were also asked to provide an explanation of why they choose or avoid illegal sources.

An unidentified person said: "Now it is easier to transmit music than to pirate it". And the cost is not prohibitive. "

Another believed that "Spotify has everything from new releases to old songs, filled the gap, there was no need to use an unverified source."

Broadcasting services have dominated the market in recent years and are now credited as the main reason for the reduction of online piracy.

WHAT DO THE MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES DO AND WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE FOR YOUR MONEY?

Spotify

Price:

Free with ads and random play just to play

The cost of the premium is £ 9.99 ($ ​​9.99) per month

Premium features:

It lets you listen to albums from start to finish

There are no ads that interrupt your enjoyment

It allows you to download music

Youtube Music

Price:

Free with ads

The premium cost is $ 9.99 (or £ 9.99 if YouTube follows Spotify and Apple prices)

Premium features:

There are no ads that interrupt your enjoyment.

It allows you to download music

Remixes, covers and live tracks exclusive to YouTube

Apple Music

Price:

£ 9.99 ($ ​​9.99) per month

Characteristics

Integrates with your existing music collection

Connect with your favorite bands

The largest music library currently

It allows you to download music

More than a fifth of illegal unloaders (22 percent) said they plan to move to a source of good faith within the next five years. Transmission services have dominated the market in recent years and can be attributed to the cure of the scourge of piracy.

More than a fifth of illegal unloaders (22 percent) said they plan to move to a source of good faith within the next five years. Transmission services have dominated the market in recent years and can be attributed to the cure of the scourge of piracy.

More than a fifth of illegal unloaders (22 percent) said they plan to move to a source of good faith within the next five years. Transmission services have dominated the market in recent years and can be attributed to the cure of the scourge of piracy.

According to the latest YouGov figures, more than six out of ten (63 percent) of those who have stopped downloading music illegally now use streaming services.

In addition to this, 36% say that the use of unverified sources to access music is increasingly difficult.

YouGov Associate Director Justin Marshall said: "While illegal downloads still represent a major challenge for the music industry, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.

"Our research reveals a change in behavior, and those who previously obtained music by illicit means are now attracted by the low costs and ease of use associated with the transmission.

"In short, many do not feel that they need to reach the same length to acquire the music they want, now they have it at their fingertips.

"It remains to be seen if transmission is what ultimately bans illegal downloads, but there are encouraging signs."

Some people still persist with the illegal download and of this demographic, more than half (51%) say that they feel frustrated when the music is released exclusively through a platform, such as Jay-Z and Everything is Love, which Launches exclusively in Tidal.

Almost half (44%) say that they only download illegally as a last resort and when they can not access music anywhere else.

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