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File-sharers are big spenders too.

by grimgraphix / November 2, 2009 1:15 AM PST

File-sharers are big spenders too
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7 out of 10 illegal downloaders are 35 years old or under.

People who download music illegally also spend an average of
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It's a contentious subject isn't it.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 4:46 AM PST

Many will try to justify P2P file sharing.

For my part I would just string them up and let them hang there.

A little over the top perhaps, but then, that's just me, Devil

Mark

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Still don't see the difference
by dirtyrich / November 4, 2009 9:09 PM PST

My friends and I used to share music (tapes, CD's) between us, which is only different from current file-sharing in scale.
This is less about people knowingly doing something illegal than individuals who view sharing as an extention of trading music between friends.
As for the "damages" of sharing, I have yet to see any definitive analysis from an outside group that supports the music industy's claims. My understanding is that music industry profits have tracked closely to those of other luxury industries such as jewelry, suggesting no net effect of file sharing

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Re: My friends and I used to share music
by jonah jones / November 5, 2009 4:18 AM PST

(tapes, CD's) between us, which is only different from current file-sharing in scale

just for the discussion:

did you and your friends make copies to "share"?

'cos if you did, then then some of the $$$$$ you and your friends didn't spend never reached the artists

multiply the number of tapes/Cd's by the number of friends by the number of $ and then figure how many people use P2P and then say "I have yet to see any definitive analysis from an outside group that supports the music industy's claims."

jonah

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You must have a loose definition of "friends"
by Mike_Hanks / November 5, 2009 8:07 AM PST

If you think you can post a song on the internet for any of your millions of "friends" to make a copy of it.

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