In what will surely encourage the self-validating conscience of illicit file-sharers, a new study has concluded that people who pirate digital content end up spending more on it than those who don’t.
A survey commissioned by the think-tank group Demos showed that broadband users who never pirate material each spend an average of £44 per year on music. Those who pirate music, by comparison, spend an average of £77.
The study implies that those who illicitly download digital content have a greater thirst for it, and thus, are more inclined to pay out for it.
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