2024-05-20 12:19:16
Number of file-sharers in Japan rises sharply news

IDG News Service reports”About 1.8 million people in Japan are active users of file-sharing software, a sharp increase from a year ago, according to a survey by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), TV broadcasters, and other industry groups.

The figure is equal to about 3.5 percent of all Internet users and represents a big jump from last year’s survey, which put the number at about 1.3 million, or about 2.7 percent of Internet users.

The survey was conducted online in mid-June and gathered 18,596 responses. The average number of downloads per user per year was 194 files, of which about 87 were music, 79 were movies, 11 were images, nine were software applications, and eight were documents.”

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