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78% of French Internet users who downloading digital cultural content are only downloading legal content, against 71% a year before, according to a new survey from Hadopi.

Illegal downloading is more frequent when it comes to video and TV series. Hadopi, the authority charged with implementing French anti-piracy laws, reports that only 15% of internauts admit to illicit practices when downloading content.

87% of users go to websites with legally downloadable content. Hadopi shows that music content is increasingly taken from legal sites, with 80% of users doing so against 72% in December 2011. The same is true for images, video games, and books.

However, 21% of users admitted accessing TV series from illicit sites, while 24% access films and videos illegally.