Magazine article Screen International

Sweden Losing $100M from Film-TV Piracy

Magazine article Screen International

Sweden Losing $100M from Film-TV Piracy

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Illegal streaming and file sharing of films and TV programmes continues to be a major problem for the Swedish film and television industries, concludes a report from Sweden's Film and TV Industry Cooperation Committee.

"It is a common misconception that piracy is less of a problem today - on the contrary, it is bigger than ever. As much as 280 million film and television programmes annually are watched in Sweden illegally," explained Per Strömbäck, the committee's expert on digital trade.

Interviewing 1,003 Swedes aged 16-79, the Novus analysis institute concluded that 71% of the population use legal film and TV services - an average of every third film or television programme they connect to is Swedish.

However, 29% of those interviews - and 60% of these are under 30 - connect to illegal channels, watching every third film or TV programme (an average four films and seven TV programmes) illegally, every tenth of the production being Swedish. …

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