Pirates "spend more on content"

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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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