Article: Study says P2P thieves buy more music

I would have to say that I agree. I mean, any civic minded person who uses P2P should also be going to shows, buying merch, vinyl, etc... unless you're a total douchebag. I'm sure they exist, but I'm of the mindset that there are more good people in this world than bad. And if record i-love-p2p.jpgcompanies would drop this asshole, protectionist stance - and just stop being "the man", they'd probably be doing even more business.

Study: P2P thieves buy more music
by Matt Asay

While the music industry desperately searches for ways to stem the tide of piracy that threatens to engulf it, new data from the BI Norwegian School of Management suggests that music pirates actually buy more music than others. A lot more.

As Ars Technica reports, When it comes to P2P, it seems that those who wave the pirate flag are the most click-happy on services like the iTunes Store and Amazon MP3. BI said that those who said they download illegal music for "free" bought 10 times as much legal music as those who never download music illegally. How can this be explained? I've written before that piracy is a great way to help the music industry gauge the tastes [From Study: P2P thieves buy more music | The Open Road - CNET News]

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