Internet users who download music do not believe they are stealing.
downloaders exhibit little concern for copyright protections.
aEUR? 78% of Internet users who download music don’t think it’s stealing to save music.
files to their computer hard drives. A majority of those in the general Internet.
population also hold this view – 53% say downloading music is not stealing,.
compared to 31% who believe it is stealing. Whether they are Internet users or not,.
the young, the highly educated, and the relatively affluent support downloaders” right.
to get music online for free.
aEUR? 61% of music downloaders say they don’t care if the music they are capturing is.
Most music downloaders aren’t incorrigible scofflaws – many have purchased at least.
some of the music they sample online. However, most music purchasers do not.
frequently buy the songs they have downloaded.
aEUR? 79% of music downloaders do not pay online for the music they have retrieved on.
the Internet; 15% say they have bought the music online.
aEUR? 21% of online music consumers say they have ended up buying the music on a CD.
or cassette “most of the time.”.
aEUR? 29% say they have bought the music on a CD or cassette “some of the time.”.
aEUR? 19% say they have bought the music on a CD or cassette “only a few times.”.
aEUR? 26% of music downloaders say they have “never” bought a CD or cassette of the.
music they have captured online.
A jukebox of favorites more than a new-song sampler.
Most music downloaders enjoy familiar artists and favorite songs. But about onethird.
of them use the Web to sample new artists, as well.
aEUR? 86% of music downloaders have downloaded music they had heard before by artists.
they were already familiar with.
aEUR? 69% of music downloaders have downloaded new music by artists they were already.
aEUR? 31% of music downloaders have downloaded music by artists they had never.