Study: 49% of Malaysians watching content online no longer using pirate websites


The study commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) revealed that 49% of online consumers no longer accessed illegal services, while 40% stated they rarely accessed them due to the sites now being blocked. — MOHAMED HASSAN/Pixabay

Malaysians viewing content streamed online are now increasingly turning to legal platforms, in part due to a crackdown against illegal sites, a recent study found.

The study, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and conducted by YouGov, revealed that 49% of online consumers no longer accessed illegal services, while 40% stated they rarely accessed them due to the sites now being blocked.

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