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70% of P2P Users Would Stop if Warned by ISP 318

Umpire writes "As the UK considers a three strikes policy to fight copyright infringement, a new survey reports that 70% of UK broadband users would stop using P2P if they received a warning from their ISP. 'Wiggin commissioned the 2008 Digital Entertainment Survey, which found that 70 percent of all people polled said they would stop illegally sharing files if their ISP notified them in some way that it had detected the practice. When broken down by age group, an unexpected trend emerges: teenagers are generally more likely to change their behavior than older Internet users.'"
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70% of P2P Users Would Stop if Warned by ISP

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  • by davidwr ( 791652 ) on Monday March 03, 2008 @05:12PM (#22627958) Homepage Journal
    From: ISP
    To: Teen
    CC: Parents
    Subject: We know what you did last Summer
    Dear Teen, we know you've been pirating music. The people who make the music you love so much want you to know PIRACY IS THEFT!!!! If this doesn't stop we will have no choice but to SICK THEIR LAWYERS ON YOU!!!

    Later that day:

    Mom: Susy, we have to talk. We don't care if you spend all night online with your 35 year old boyfriend who sends you dirty pictures, but this piracy thing stops NOW or no more Internet for you!

    Susy: But mo-om!
  • well then (Score:2, Funny)

    by deathtopaulw ( 1032050 ) on Monday March 03, 2008 @05:21PM (#22628054) Homepage
    70% are pussies and are only doing it because they're cheap
    Some of us pirate to help the current Music and Movie industries implode quicker
  • by kellyb9 ( 954229 ) on Monday March 03, 2008 @05:25PM (#22628100)
    70% of P2P users would stop because its kind of difficult to download music and movies without an internet connection.
  • Re:Source? (Score:3, Funny)

    by moderatorrater ( 1095745 ) on Monday March 03, 2008 @05:40PM (#22628250)
    Just so everyone in the world understands this once and for all, any name that is or sounds like "wiggum" will forever lend an air of ineptitude. The only way this is offset is if the person has read "ender's game" more recently than they're watched the simpsons; that number will always be low enough that you just shouldn't risk it. They should have gone with the other partner, hopefully something with a lawyerish name, like "Bruckheimer" or "McBeal".
  • by moderatorrater ( 1095745 ) on Monday March 03, 2008 @05:43PM (#22628296)

    Some of us pirate to help the current Music and Movie industries implode quicker
    I downloaded the complete discography of Metallica 13 times, just to show them what's what!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03, 2008 @06:03PM (#22628534)
    Older internet users may have been on it longer, but can remember a time when they easily lived without it.

    Naww, it's because older internet users usually have a wife and a couple of kids driving them to an early grave. What the hell worse can the RIAA do to me? Now get off my lawn you damn kids!

Too much of everything is just enough. -- Bob Wier