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Concerns of growth of DVD piracy in the UK

38% of UK consumers admit to copying DVDs

DVD piracy is on the rise in the UK, reports a new survey.

Analyst firm Futuresource Consulting said 38 percent of UK consumers had copied a DVD disc within the last six months, compared to 25 percent in 2007.

Of those who admitted to owning pirate discs, 63 percent said they would have purchased the content legitimately had they not got their hands on the copied discs.

Movies were the most popular content to be copied but TV shows were also popular, with 61 percent of users copying shows to DVD compared to just 42 percent in 2007.

"The vast majority of these copiers admit they would purchase at least some of the titles on DVD if they had not been able to copy them, clearly indicating the significant levels of lost revenue due to home copying," said Futuresource Consulting.

The survey also identified that most discs were copied using DVD players and recorders or PC software.

See also: Hollywood sues The Pirate Bay for $15m


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