The Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle published on July 2, 2014, in collaboration with Médiamétrie and TMG and in association with the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, a study on the audience of websites dedicated to audiovisual counterfeiting in France. This study analyzes since 2008 the evolution of the various protocols used for illegal downloading.

In 2013, nearly one in three Internet users visited a site dedicated to audiovisual counterfeiting at least once a month. Peer-to-peer, direct download and streaming accounted for a significant third of usage, with the latter protocol, mostly used, having experienced a very clear increase over the past five years.

Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication, welcomes the publication of the results of this study, which highlights the importance of maintaining an active and determined pedagogy around the fight against piracy and the value of creation.

The Minister reaffirms the need for an education in creation from an early age and throughout life, whatever the means of access, physical and digital, as well as the development of an attractive legal offer and a strengthened fight against commercial piracy. The relevance of existing pedagogical tools against illicit practices must also be recalled.

Aurélie Filippetti stresses the importance of cultural works in the personal development of all citizens and the responsibility of all, collective and individual, in the preservation of creation, its development and financing.


The study is available on request: