Piracy was responsible for retail losses of £1.2 billion in the UK in 2008 which resulted in 39,000 job losses. (Source: TERA Report 2010)
Support the Campaign
There are many legitimate websites where you can download films, music, games, books and other creative content legally.
The Content Map is a safe and reliable guide to legal digital services. It provides a comprehensive list of legitimate websites and, in most instances, by clicking on the website’s icon, even links you directly to the site or service.
Go to PRO-MUSIC to see the huge range of online music stores now available to make sure you’re getting your music from a legal source.
Findanyfilm.com is a great one stop shop if you’re looking for a particular film and it links to the websites where films can be downloaded or viewed legally.
The Industry Trust maintains an up-to-date list of websites where you can access films, games, music and other digital content.
Music Matters has tonnes of useful information and uses a ‘Trustmark’ to identify products and services that make music available legally.
These pages will link you through to legitimate online services where your credit card details and personal information will remain secure and your computer won't be at risk from viruses.
Search engines don’t always make it easy for people to find the large number of legal sites that are available on the internet. More often than not pirate sites come top of the ranking lists. This is something we are campaigning on and we hope that search engines will do more to address this.