Illegal downloaders ‘spend the most on music’, says British poll

People who illegally download music from the internet also spend more money on music than anyone else, according to a new study. The survey, published today, found that those who admit illegally downloading music spent an average of £77 a year on music – £33 more than those who claim that they never download music dishonestly.The findings suggest that plans by the Secretary of State for Business, Peter Mandelson, to crack down on illegal downloaders by threatening to cut their internet connections with a “three strikes and you’re out” rule could harm the music industry by punishing its core customers.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/illegal-downloaders-spend-the-most-on-music-says-poll-1812776.htmlAlso see:File-sharers are big spenders too
People who download music illegally also spend an average of £77 a year buying it legitimately, a survey has found.Those who claimed not to use peer-to-peer filesharing sites such as The Pirate Bay spent a yearly average of just £44.Almost one in 10 of those questioned aged between 16 and 50 said they downloaded music illegally.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8337887.stm

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