29 November 2005

Another Report States the Obvious

It seems that downloading music illegally (i.e., for free) is preferred threefold to downloading it legally from sources like Crapster and iTunes (i.e., paying for it like a sucker). 15% of consumers use P2P file sharing and only 5% use the online shops. A report from JupiterResearch revealed this, as well as the even more shocking news that youngster punks seem to have the strongest "taste for illegal music," with some 34% of 15-24-year-olds sharing files illegally. And don't even get them started on the cd burning!

Perhaps this report will force the corporate fat cats to come to terms with the fact that people are always going to risk taking something for free above paying for it, even if they keep making examples of the 14-year-olds who get caught every now and then. Hey, maybe we can work this into that Hackers sequel we're writing. This whole phenomenon seems like great fodder for a Footloose-esque movie, about kids "who took the risk to rock out." Gawd, we can't wait until we're the ones running Hollywood.

1 comment:

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