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all things i would not necessarily buy.
i borrow cds from people; that's what i do
There's a wider issue than downloaders 'justifying themselves' here (as I'm sure will pop up sooner or later); findings like this are a possible roadmap towards a sustainable business models for artists.
but there's a lot of stuff not on it
rarely will i spend money on an album if i've not heard it before. fuck that. i want to know what i'm paying for.
so i use rapidshare, torrents etc to get music for free. if i like it, i buy it. it's a simple at that.
what they say in the article is very accurate in my case - downloading music for free directly impacts how much i spend on music.
"There is one thing we are not going away, and it is the consumption of music increases, while revenue declines. It can not be explained in any way other than that the illegal downloading is over the legal sale of music," Rogstad said.
Snigger-worthy translation aside, well; yes it can. Industries that depend upon the disposable income of consumers are going to have a hard time of it for the foreseeable future. You can argue that this might not have been the case in the past, but perceptions are going to be fickle in the here and now.
"YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF COPYRIGHT BREACH"
P2P and non-P2P. My mum doesn't share music files and probably doesn't buy much music, but i don't think that it's very fair to compare people like her to a 15-20 year old demographic of music consumers.
VERY easy to present the statistics exactly as you want them to appear in that article.