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
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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.

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