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1m Finns copy music, movies, TV shows: Survey

12 Jul 2019, 02:46 ( 9 days ago) | updated: 12 Jul 2019, 10:37 ( 8 days ago)

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Based on a survey, altogether about one million Finns were found to copy music, movies and TV-programmes for private use, said a press release.

The total amount of annual private copying among the 15–79 year olds is approximately 275–297 million music and video files. In the 2018 survey, the estimate of the amount of private copying was 242–264 million files.

Music covered by legal private copying was copied by 210,000 and video material by over 890,000 people between 15–79 years of age, who live in Finland.

There were overall over a million copiers of music and video material. The number of people making copies has been in decline for the last couple of years. In 2014 there were still over 1.6 million people making private copies.

In 2019, the estimate of the number of copies is slightly higher than in 2018. Music files have been copied more than in 2018. Regarding video files, the number is almost the same as in 2018. Finns (15–79 years of age) made altogether 275–297 million files of legal private copies during the year. In the 2018 survey, the corresponding estimate of private copying was 242–264 million files.

Mobile phone and computer are still the most common devices into which music content is copied. The most common platform for copying video content is still a recordable set-top box.