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Survey Suggests P2P Users Buy More Music 186

elashish14 writes "A new survey commissioned by Google suggests that music listeners who utilize P2P filesharing services buy 30% more music than non-sharers. The survey also probed users' opinions on enforcement practices. Users were strongly against either throttling or disconnecting users' internet services, but the majority suggested also that search engines should block access. 52% of Americans also said that downloading infringing content should be a punishable offense."
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Survey Suggests P2P Users Buy More Music

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  • Far cry 3 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 21, 2013 @12:01AM (#42644015)

    I hated Far Cry 2, thought it was a terrible game and regretted buying it. A few weeks back I saw a stream of Far cry 3 and thought it looked fun so torrented it. This lead to be really enjoying the game and completing the pirated version, which lead me to buy it for Co Op, with another friend who bought it on my recommendation and a 3rd who grabbed it after.

    I pirated 1 copy of the game (-£0)
    I sold 3 copies (+75)

    Ubisoft can thank me later.

  • Re:Big Shock (Score:3, Interesting)

    by TrekkieGod ( 627867 ) on Monday January 21, 2013 @01:27AM (#42644407) Homepage Journal

    You are not a dumbass, therefore not all people are dumbasses.


    Feel free to disagree with my premise.

    I will gladly do so.

    Hey, if you tell me you've never done anything in your life that caused you to think, "man, I'm such a dumbass," then I'll know you're both a dumbass and a liar :)

  • Re:Big Shock (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Genda ( 560240 ) <mariet@goTIGERt.net minus cat> on Monday January 21, 2013 @01:41AM (#42644451) Journal

    I don't think so. I think its way bigger. I think they want to have the right to control all media. They want to own "The Absolute Right" to control the traffic of all IP. This means draconian punishment for listening to/viewing owned media today, but in the future means that they will need to be paid every time you hear, or watch, or use, or make physical items from, or create Intellectual property (including the future IP involved in producing 3D printable goods.)

    This is just one of the many corporate wars on what will be possible in the future. We will either build a robust free (as in liberty) system of trading IP not produced by the bankers, or our heads will be fitted with meters from birth and we'll never escape our indebted servitude. We'll either be exalted to the stars or die in the dust of our own greed and petty avarice. So while most people (52%) just regurgitate the stupid they're spoon fed at the theaters while they watch that 10 minute COKE commercials that they paid $15 to see, people with a measurable brain wave and an interest in something other than Jersey Shores, will mourn the loss of Aaron Swartz, and work diligently to preserve a future in which life is worth living.

  • by Genda ( 560240 ) <mariet@goTIGERt.net minus cat> on Monday January 21, 2013 @01:59AM (#42644549) Journal

    You have to understand the mentality... they've been raping and robbing artists for a hundred years. So when you're dealing with cheats and criminals, all they can see is when they aren't getting paid its a crime and you must be cheating them. Its called projecting and its as common as sunrise. Problem only exists when these scum bags buy laws codifying and ultimately imposing their criminality on society.

"You must have an IQ of at least half a million." -- Popeye