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1 in 2 Singaporeans download illegal music, videos: Poll

Published on Mar 19, 2014 8:52 AM
 
More than half of Singaporeans download music and videos illegally, even while they condemn piracy as a form of theft. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN 

More than half of Singaporeans download music and videos illegally, even while they condemn piracy as a form of theft.

A survey of 900 people last year by Singapore-based research consultancy Sycamore Research and Marketing showed that 61 per cent of people here aged 16 to 64 download movies and videos illegally over the Internet. And 17 per cent do so at least once a week.

This is even though 66 per cent conceded what they were doing was stealing.

Over 180 people from the media and creative industries were told of the findings yesterday at an event at GV Grand cinema.

 
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