The 2019 Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard launched by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and released last week shows that 51% of 15 to 24 year olds in Europe say they have not used, played, downloaded or streamed content from illegal sourcesin the last 12 months. The last such study conducted by the EUIPO, in 2016, showed that only 40% of young people avoided using illegal sources of digital content.

The survey also shows a decrease in the percentage of young people who intentionally use illegal sources of digital content, such as music, films, series and games: 21% in 2019 compared to 25% in 2016.