EUIPO: Online Copyright Infringement in the European Union

Date : 8/12/2021 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) – Lien

Online Copyright Infringement in the European Union: Music, Films and TV (2017-2020), Trends and Drivers

Online copyright infringement is a serious problem for the rights owners and for society as a whole. It deprives artists and creators of compensation for their work, and in the long run it may reduce the range of choices available to consumers.

Recognising this, the European Commission identified fighting this type of copyright infringement as one of the priorities in its IP Action Plan.

EUIPO has been studying copyright infringement for the past two years, and the new report is the third study undertaken in this workstream. This report examines the consumption of copyright-infringing content in the EU Member States and the UK for TV programmes, music, and film, using a variety of desktop and mobile access methods, including streaming, downloading, torrents and ripping software. …

The full report is available on the EUIPO website.

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