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qtuner 20th April 2009 07:24 PM

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Gizmodo - Study Finds Pirates Buy 10x More Music Online than Non-Pirates - Music piracy

the article:

A study from the BI Norwegian School of Management has found that those who download free music from services like BitTorrent are also the biggest legitimate consumers of downloadable music.

In fact, among all 1,901 (global?) study participants (all of whom were over the age of 15), it was found that those who downloaded "free" music were 10x more likely to download pay music. In other words, music pirates are the music industry's largest online consumers.

Note: "Free" music obviously implies pirated music, but it also encompasses legitimate free music download services.

The findings also included that, in the 15-20 age range, 50% of participants had bought a CD in the last six months. So that trusty format isn't dead quite yet.

Since we relied on Google's translation from the original Norwegian, anyone who speaks the language is encouraged to glean for more specifics and post them in the comments. [Survey and pThanks Jon!]

If this true, the people are calling for jail time for their biggest deamographic. What a pickle this puts you guys in assuming it is true.