Well, you'll never guess what: a new survey shows that the Music Industry is failing to halt illegal downloads. Yes, as we have even been talking about recently, more than half of all consumers still download music illegally over the internet. Don't make the mistake of thinking that these crackdowns from the RIAA and MPAA, with sites being taken down and college kids taken to court is really making a difference, because it’s quite clearly not.
More than three-quarters of those surveyed admitted that they had illegally downloaded music at least once. By contrast, just one in six said they exclusively used paid-for services such as Apple's iTunes Music Store or Napster to buy music over the internet.