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Title: Voice of the fans
Author: [The Leading Question], [Music Ally]


Year: 2009


Subject/Type: Piracy
Focus: Music
Country/Territory: France, United Kingdom, United States of America
Objective: To understand how music fans view file sharing and music business models, and what would deter them from sharing music illegally.
Sample: 1.300+ music fans in France, the UK, and the US
Methodology: Survey

Main Findings

Over two in three music fans (68%) reportedly do not illegally share music. Of those illegally sharing music, roughly one third are worried about being caught. The fear of being caught is highest in France. Receiving warning letters about file sharing from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would make 64% stop file sharing. Threatening to cut off Internet access is somewhat more efficient, with 76% intending to stop file sharing in this scenario. When looking just at file sharers, disconnection has a considerably stronger effect than simple warning letters: 63% would stop file sharing if threatened with their Internet connection being shut off (versus just 41% in the case of a warning letter).

[Date Added: Jan 27, 2009 ]