New research from IDC’s Spanish division claims that online piracy is costing the Spanish creative industries $6.3 billion a year in lost sales of music, films, games and books. The study was commissioned by the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries to back up its lobbying efforts for tougher anti-piracy legislation from the Spanish government. Based on a survey of 5,911 people, the report claims that 95.6% of digital music consumption is pirated, versus 83.7% for online movies. However, the report also claims that 58.4% of Spaniards would pay for music, and 54.8% for films. Source: Variety

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