Dance Industry vs File Sharing Pirates
Filed under: Announcements & Events, Entertainment Industry, Legal P2P News & Issues
I bet you missed a good piracy survey, didn’t you? Well, let me fill that void for you with the latest such report, courtesy of the UK dance industry. It was conducted by dance music website Data Transmission and collected the views of more than 200 labels, PRs, producers, artists and promo companies involved in this industry.
According to the report, 74% of those working in UK dance industry consider that piracy is to blame for many negative aspects that currently affect their job.77% of the participants to the survey see the current piracy situation as worse than it was in 2005.
However, the percentage of those who see in ‘three strikes’ policy the solution to this situation is not as high – (50.6%); also 65% of the recipients consider search engines are directly involved in the matter as they can block access to illegal torrent and download sites.
The survey found that the majority (62.8%) believe that the Government should be directing its efforts of eradicating illegal file sharing towards ISPs and file-hosting sites, while only a small percent (5.1%) believe p2p users are the ones that should be targeted. There is another segment of recipients (32.1%) who chose as the most viable solution in ending online piracy targeting everyone involved in the phenomenon (all the aforementioned ‘players’).
You can check out the full results at http://www.datatransmission.co.uk/Features/596/