Did you actually read that report? And did you see the sample size? "US RESULTS ARE BASED ON INTERVIEWS VIA LANDLINE and cellular telephones conducted in English with 2,303Try again.That is nothing but a total cop-out crap argument by people who steal music, movies and games to "justify" their actions. What do you think the percentages are of people are who steal the item, then decide to buy that same item after they already have it? 1%? Less than 1%?The argument is that a lot of Pirates wouldn't buy the work anyways, therefore the artist lost nothingNot that want to become involved in this age old argument again, but I fail to see why it wouldn't be theft. The artist is losing out on potential royalty fees through unauthorised dissemination of his intellectual property, which is neither ethical nor legal.Music piracy isn't theft. Unethical, but not theft."In that case, he shouldn't be surprised if widespread piracy of his work continues."
Why? Whatever kind of man kanye may be, nothing gives people the right to steal the fruits of his labour. No one is forcing these pathetic 'fans' to listen to the album (and might I add that it's available to stream for free on his website); I think it's shameful that these people defend their actions so.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/music-pirates-study_n_2526417.htmlAccording to a Columbia University study. . .frequent users of peer-to-peer "piracy" networks in the U.S. legitimately purchase 30 percent more music than non-P2P users.
adults, age 18 or older, living in the continental United States, during August 2011. The German survey is based on
phone interviews with 1000 people age 18 or older, conducted between August 24 and September 6, 2011. "
So you're going to run with their report that "30% of file sharers buy more than non-file sharers" based on a whopping 2,303 surveys - conducted over the phone no less - in a one month period, and no specific demographic information provided as fact for all file sharers.
If you do, I have a bridge to sell you.