Internet piracy of movies in the United Kingdom

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The top five movies in the United Kingdom were illegally downloaded off the Internet 1.4 million times in 2010, a 30 percent increase from 2006.

The top five television shows in the UK were downloaded 1.24 million times in 2010, a 33 percent increase from 2006.

Internet piracy affects one -third of the total losses from movie piracy that the UK Film industry faces each year.

Source: Dan Whitworth, “Illegal UK film downloads up 30%, new figures suggest,” BBC Newsbeat, July 7, 2011.

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