The main objective of the scoreboard is to gather knowledge on how young people in the EU behave online in terms of intellectual property rights. In particular, it explores what are the main drivers and barriers to acquiring digital content and physical goods offered both from legal and illegal sources. The scoreboard concludes:
- 25 % of young people used illegal sources intentionally to access digital content in the last 12 months
- 2/3 of those polled identified price as a significant driver for using illegal sources
- 1/3 also identified the lack of availability as a factor in them using illegal sources
- 12% of young people intentionally bought a counterfeit product on line in the last 12 months
- Price is the main driver for more than half of young people to buy counterfeit goods online followed by indifference for over 1/3 of those polled.
See the press release and the full report here.