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Study Shows Those Who Illegally File-Share Music Also Purchase More

In a recent study conducted in the United States and Germany found that those who admit to illegally downloading and sharing music also purchase, on average, 30% more music than those who do not illegally file-share. The study used thousands of phone calls to determine the size of a person’s music library and how they obtained the music. Perhaps the best line to sum up the study is, “The biggest music pirates are also the biggest spenders on recorded music.

In addition to finding out the above information, the study also found that CD ripping and file sharing amongst friends accounted for more songs in a user’s library than illegal downloading.

This study will be published in American Assembly, a forum affiliated with Columbia University. For more information and details about the study, click here.

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  • Milk

    It just goes to show that there is still no founded proof that illegal downloading hurts profit margins. At least companies are finally starting to come around and find ways to have their products accessible online rather than out right trying to fight a losing battle.

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