Majority of illegal downloads are down to 'minority'
"There is, therefore, a long tail of casual, low level or infrequent infringers," the report said.
The report - funded by the Intellectual Property Office - showed that the highest incidence of infringement was due to people swiping music, but even then, only 9% of internet users actually infringed. When it comes to software and video games, the figure drops even further, to a paltry 2%.
On interesting find was that copyright infringers tend to spend more on legal content than those who don't illegally download.
The most common reasons for illegal downloading was, obviously the fact that it is free, but also, that "legal content is too expensive" or that they didn't want to wait for content to become available on legal services.
Ofcom said that no single enforcement solution is likely to address online copyright infringement: "A complementary mix of measures including better lawful alternatives, more education about copyright matters, and targeted enforcement is more likely to be successful," said the report.