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Online piracy on the slide as Kiwis turn to legitimate content services

Digital piracy has certainly had a good run, but it now seems that it might be on its way down. A nationwide survey of 1,650 movie watchers commissioned by, shows that the proportion of respondents who usually watch from an illegal source has declined from 87 percent of online content viewers in 2011 to just 43 percent this year—and this has nothing to do with Kiwi audiences being struck by a sudden bout of piracy guilt. In fact, the study showed that the percentage of people completely opposed to piracy has dropped from 40 percent in 2011 to 33 percent in 2015. So StopPress looks at how streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify are driving legitimate content consumption.