#Europe agenda: an EU Study says “More People Consume Legally But Stubborn Pirates Remain

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) regularly conducts studies to see wie piracy develops over time.

When compared to earlier years, the findings help to signal trends which can be useful as input for future policy.

This week, EUIPO released a new study on the perceptions and behavior of Europeans regarding intellectual property. The report covers both counterfeit goods and online piracy but our focus is on the latter.

T​h​e​ ​r​e​s​e​a​r​c​h is a follow-up to similar studies in 2013 and 2017. It is based on mehrthan 25,000 interviews that were conducted across 27 European countries this summer and touches on a variety of copyright-related aspects.

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