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Cracking Down on digital piracy - 2017 Report

Digital piracy is one of the biggest challenges facing Britain’s creative industries – such as TV, film, music and publishing – and the wider economy. But the issue is misunderstood by the general public and is surrounded by many myths and misconceptions.

This report seeks to change that by making publicly available information and insights into how digital piracy happens and how the criminals behind it operate.

By its nature as a criminal enterprise, digital piracy is opaque and definitive information often does not exist. This report is based on expert insight from police, law enforcement and creative industry professionals, drawing upon real-life cases, to build a picture of digital piracy today.

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