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Illegal downloaders buy MORE music
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For reversing my expectations, survey results from the think-tank Demos in London, UK, do claim that users, who illegally download music, also spend MORE money to buy legal music.

Originally posted by The Independent
(from Illegal downloaders 'spend the most on music', says poll)

The survey, published today [1 November 2009], 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.... However, music industry figures insist the figures offer a skewed picture.

Originally posted by Mail Online
(from Illegal downloaders spend MORE on music than those who obey the law)

The study, published today by think-tank Demos, found those who admit to file sharing spent an average £77 a year on singles and albums - £33 more than those who claim never to have wrongly accessed music for free.... Eight-three per cent of people downloading music illegally said they buy more music as a result, while 42 per cent said they did so to 'try before you buy'.


Users who admitted to illegal downloads of music might be liars who claim to buy music that such users never bought; or illegal downloaders who buy less music might refuse to admit to illegal downloads, thus skewing the survey. So it is possible that users, who illegally download music, actually buy less music, and that the survey results are wrong.

The survey results might be plausible. The users who buy more music might exhaust their money, then want more music, so illegally download some music. The users who buy more music in the United Kingdom might also want foreign music, so illegally download music that is not available in the UK market. The users who buy more music might might also illegally download some video game music.

I might be an illegal downloader of music, because I fetched some video game music, though this is a negligible offense (or might be legal fair use). Anyone who downloads video game music, or downloads remixes of such music (like from http://ocremix.org/), or downloads ports of such music (like in some SMW hacks), or watches YouTube videos of such music (like those 'top 20' playlists), might be an illegal downloader of music. A person who buys or obtains more music might be more likely to become an illegal downloader of music.

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I've also heard that the government is now tracking IP Addresses to catch people who illegally download music. I guess some sites are also traps like Chris Hansen's Dateline.

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In the darkness, lies the truth.
Is it legal to track our ip addresses for that purpose?

I smell more lawsuits coming...

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It IS legal to track our IPs for any reason if you are Homeland Security or the FBI. We do not have many freedoms anymore.
Originally posted by SMF81
It IS legal to track our IPs for any reason if you are Homeland Security or the FBI. We do not have many freedoms anymore.

Really? I thought it was a violation of the Constitution of the United States, which NO ONE is allowed to violate. We're not a country if we pick and choose who the Constitution does and doesn't apply to. It doesn't work that way. You can BET that once the government breaks our right to privacy like that, people are going to sue. And they'll most likely win.

And then the government will probably issue restraining orders on the courts so their plans to throw illegal downloaders in jail will continue.

And then people will realize just how bad the power abuse is, and most likely do protests.

And then the protests will probably get so bad that either the government will throw everyone in jail and they lose all their money because no one will be left to do any buying, and the jails will all have been too packed to hold everyone.

And either way, the government loses.

...That's just my train of thought, though. It may end up becoming another case of The Pilgrims. You know, where they left England to get away from the oppressive government, then eventually went to America for a new life.

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<Adam> I feel like smwc is a prostitute now, because we put up a porn ad for money
It will take a long time until these downloading stop for any reason!

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There was once a man... he grew seeds in his attic but since the light came from behind him the seeds grew up his nose. -Dylan Moran
Originally posted by masterdud
It will take a long time until these downloading stop for any reason!

If you're recent bumping has any link with swamp cecil expect punishments.
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