Survey: P2P users purchase 30% more music than non-P2P users

Discussion in 'General Technology' started by Rob Williams, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 12, 2005
    Atlantic Canada
    The survey provides some limited support for the view that file sharing promotes, rather than hinders, legitimate music purchases. The average American on a peer-to-peer network has a music library of almost 2000 songs. Of these, 760 (38 percent) are reported to be legitimately purchased. In contrast, those who say they are not P2P users (but do collect digital music files) have an average library size of 1300 songs. Of those, 582 (roughly 45 percent) were purchased from legitimate sources. Most of the others were ripped from CDs or copied from friends and family.

    Not too much of a surprise.
  2. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Partition Master

    Jul 1, 2011
    Hmm I just stopped getting music entirely. Zero loss due to piracy, Zero profit due to sales. Eat it record companys lol.

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