27830810 story US Survey Shows Piracy Common and Accepted 528 Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday January 04, 2012 @12:12AM from the socially-and-morally-irrelevent dept. bs0d3 writes "A new U.S. survey sponsored by the American Assembly has revealed that piracy is both common and accepted. The surveys findings show that 46% of adults and 75% of young people have bought, copied, or downloaded some copyright infringing material. 70% of those surveyed said it's reasonable to share music files (PDF) with friends and family. Support for internet blocking schemes was at 16%."