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Old 10-04-2003, 07:57:15   #14
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RIAA and others may be right about how Net piracy is cutting into their profits though. A recent study of 100,000 Net users showed that over 55% had within the last 30 days had 'pirated' albums from file sharing networks and burnt/copied them. Only 25% of those were even *considering* spending any money in the future on those artist. The study had showed that 85% of those users had pirated music, movies, applications and/or games within the last year, and only 5% of those had ever decided to go waste their time and money on buying anything 'officially'.
A more pertinent question would be "what percentage of those people would have gone to the store to buy all the music they downloaded had they not been able to get it online?". I imagine the answer would be rather small.
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