Why people pirate in South Africa

Many South Africans do not pirate to save money – here are the real reasons why people pirate content online.

By - January 27, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Online Piracy Key Keyboard

The majority of South Africans pirate because it is convenient, rather than to save money. This is one of the findings of MyBroadband’s 2016 South African Online Piracy Survey.

The survey was completed by 2,385 IT professionals and tech-savvy South African broadband users.

The results showed that 65% of respondents have pirated movies, TV shows, and music over the last 12 months.

It further showed that 44% of tech-savvy consumers who pirate online are DStv subscribers, while 34% of pirates subscribe to a video streaming service.

It is interesting to note that around 50% of people who pirate online regularly buy movies and games.

Why do you pirate

New anti-piracy trick: get 200k YouTube views or face massive fine

This is when SA’s ISPs hand over the private information of pirates

MultiChoice is hiring someone to go after online pirates in SA

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Ignoring costs, do you prefer text messaging or calling someone when communicating?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

South African nuclear advisory rejects links to Rosatom

Nuclear energy

WorleyParsons refuted any relationship with Russian nuclear energy company, Rosatom.

Massive MTN price hikes

MTN logo on glass door

MTN has informed subscribers of significant rate hikes and value reductions across its contract packages.

Big Birthday Sales, Red Hot Buys, and other tech specials

Sale Deals

Dion Wired and Incredible Connection are running birthday sales with big price cuts, Game is offering “Red Hot Buys”, and Makro has its usual weekly tech specials.

SABC #BlackFriday protest in photos: Hlaudi must go!

Not in our name

Journalists are protesting against censorship at the SABC, with many calling for SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng to step down.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
×