P2P users buy 30% more of music that ordinary users
A study by the American Assembly , a public affairs forum independent affiliate of Columbia University, says that those who define themselves as P2P users downloading illegal content and not only have a larger music collection on their computers (which is obvious), but also buy more music legally compared to those who do not use P2P networks.
The study was based on telephone interviews with thousands of users in the U.S. and Germany, where they determined that “P2P users Americans have a music collection 37% larger than ordinary users, and the main difference comes of downloading pirated material and to copy music to friends and family, ” said Joe Karaganis American Assembly.
“However, 30% also buy more Digital Music legally over who do not use P2P networks. Our data are clear on this point and is consistent with many other studies that suggest that those who pirate music are also the biggest spenders on music. “
– Where do Music Collections Come From? (The American Assembly)
– File-sharers Buy 30% More Than Music Non-P2P Peers (TorrentFreak)