Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The creators insist that piracy is a serious problem

The creators are very concerned about what they believe is the main scourge of the cultural industry: piracy. To support their claims, on Tuesday have relied on data from the Observatory of Piracy and Consumption Habits of Digital Content, presented by the director general of the Foundation for the Protection of Intellectual Property , Jose Manuel Tourne, which has been made at the request of the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries.

According to the report, illegal downloads continue to grow in Spain and the piracy rate and reach a 77.3% of digital content , so that only two out of every hundred songs were obtained legally and half of the books pirate. The study says that only in the first six months of 2011 the piracy rate rose by 0.4% and the economic volume of illegally downloaded content amounted to 5229.4 million, nearly four times the value legal consumption. The business that they refer to as "legal" in recent months suffered a decrease of 0.5% over the same period last year as the volume of business of digital content industry in Spain fell to 1538.1 million euros. Tourné has blamed the rise of piracy to delay the entry into force of the Regulation implementing the Law Sinde , which allow the closure of illegal downloads web pages by court order, and is in the process of consultation in the Council of State.


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