What South African pirates download

MyBroadband’s latest online piracy survey shows that South African pirates mostly download TV shows and movies. The most popular method to pirate content is through BitTorrent.

The online piracy survey was completed by 4,007 IT professionals and tech-savvy South African Internet users.

The results show that 55% of people who completed the survey have pirated copyrighted movies, TV series, music, software, or games over the last 12 months.

The most popular content among online pirates is TV shows (81%), movies (73%), music (45%), and software applications (10%).

The survey further revealed that 76% of pirates use BitTorrent to download content, while 18% use online file hosting websites, and 17% use Usenet services.

The following infographic shows what South African online pirates download, and which services they use.

Online Piracy in South Africa
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