Video Piracy On The Rise In France

Whilst online video services are growing almost everywhere in the Western world, a new survey from France has shown that this has brought with it a sharp rise in online video piracy. According to research from MediaMetrie, around a third of those who had access to online video streaming had used a site that offered illegally pirated videos in the previous month. Of the estimated 46.5 million people that make up the online video audience, 14.1 million of them had watched videos illegally. The survey showed that males were more likely to use illegal sites, making up 56% of the total, whilst 10% were students.