Without wanting to sound like Victor Meldrew, I really-really can't believe the findings of a recent study about file-sharing and would like to poll you lot please.
According to a study, the BBC are this morning reporting that almost 75% of 'music pirates' would stop doing so if their ISP told/asked them. This was the result of survey of a mere 1500 UK consumers and it's not clear whether most of whom would also tell a white lie if asked if they've ever smoked a spliff or pinched a lolly from newsagent.
The BBC remarked: "just over half of those questioned said they got music from legal subscription sites, or those supported by ads."
Russell Hart, chief executive of Entertainment Media Research also commented "It is quite evident that an ISP-led strategy has bite, because illegal downloaders are fairly convinced that ISPs are currently monitoring their activities and are more likely to act against them than the courts."
This makes me wonder:
1) Do you use legal services for all your downloading? If so, which ones and why?
2) How many people here would stop downloading if their ISP told them to stop? Wouldn't you just move ISP?
And a third question for you: 25% of those surveyed said MySpace was their favourite site for music, would anyone else here say they prefer MySpace over Last.fm, Hype Machine or othersuch superior technologies? Has anyone tried Spotify yet?