La Coalición de creadores e industrias de contenidos and LaLiga have signed up to an historic agreement to promote a common front against digital piracy, a scourge that seriously damages the development of the football, publishing, film, series, music, and video game industries and makes up 5% of the Spanish GDP.
Digital piracy is beating records in seriously prejudicing the cultural and digital content industries: in the past year (2014), 87.94% of content consumed was illegal. Only 40 % of all access to contents was legal. Likewise the percentage of consumers acceding illegally to content on the Internet rose from 51 to 58% with regard to the preceding year. These are some of the data collected by the Observatory of Piracy and Consumption Habits of Digital Contents for 2014, set up by renown independent specialised consultant GfK and presented today by the Coalición of creators and content industries.
Piracy Observatory 2013: Almost 70 percent of Internet users consider blocking access to content as the most efficient measure against piracy
Results of the last Piracy Observatory and Digital Contents Consumption Habits show that illegal downloads continued to grow in Spain over 2013. The survey carried out by independent consulting company Gfk and commissioned by La Coalición has been released today, confirming the severity of the situation and showing a devastating scenario in which 84% of all content consumed in Spain is pirate.