Music Downloaders Undeterred by Copyright Laws

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 1, 2003

Music Downloading, File-sharing and Copyright: A Pew Internet Project Data Memo [Link]

  • “The struggle to enforce copyright laws in the digital age continues to be an uphill battle for content owners. Data gathered from Pew Internet & American Life Project surveys fielded during March – May of 2003 show that a striking 67% of Internet users who download music say they do not care about whether the music they have downloaded is copyrighted. A little over a quarter of these music downloaders – 27% – say they do care, and 6% said they don’t have a position or know enough about the issue.”
  • For a quick review from this report of the demographics on who is downloading, and file-sharers who show the least concern for copyright infringement, click here.
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