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  • Nov 12th, 2010 @ 7:05am


    They contribute 6.2% of GVA and have grown faster than the economy as a whole. These sectors have indicated that they suffer considerable losses from unlawful peer-to-peer file-sharing. The BPI claim P2P file-sharing costs the UK music industry 180m pa (2008) and IPSOS estimates a loss in the UK for TV and films of 152m (2007). Figures are not available for the losses from unlawful file-sharing in other content industries such as publishing, business software or computer games, but it is clear that they are all suffering significant losses. The scale of unlawful activity is a major concern for those contemplating investment in innovative content models that rely upon any form of payment.