Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
...% of what i by on the internet is directly related to what i have downloaded and would never have been bought without finding out about the related material b downloading first. Now that people have gotten at taste for downloading it will never cease no matter what laws are passed. It will be exactly like the war on drugs. Whe...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...d movies. Overall situation in our country is bad since everybody is kind of passive. Nobody uses brain for anything - they just do what everybody else does Downloading popular series is widespread, but if they werent be available, it seems like none would bother. For this passivity I blame the transition from socialism to c...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...nly a threat but an opportunity. For example, a french study showed that people who download illegally also on average go more to the cinema. Hence, as illega downloading is very hard to fight against, they may realise they should better use it to their advantage.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...en you are not sharing too much. The police is more interested in punishing pedophiles sharing child pornography, which is totally understandable. I am stil downloading movies, shows and music. I feel like the filsharing bit has made it cheaper to buy physical media, because people would rather download if the prices are too ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...ed and expensive software a poor college student such as myself can not afford. So I come to torrent sites to find the software Im looking for. Mind you Im no downloading the latest version (mainly because of preference), but because its no longer available and as a result companies can not make money off of it. Which is their ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...r material and merchandise. This would likely have never happened if I didnt have a way to discover their work on the internet. I can understand that illega downloading can hurt album sales for big artists, Ive ended up spending more for media overall than I would have otherwise.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
In Canada, we were charged extra for copyable media(tape, VHS, CD-R DVD-R), these funds were to replace the money lost by copying. If its something I like, I will pay for it, but if its something outrageously priced or something I wouldnt normally watch, then I would download it. The company wouldnt get my money normally, so by downloading it, they arent really losing anything. I will always pay for my Microsoft licensing though. (Windows and Office Pro) . Anything that is aired either on the radio or TV is fair game, as far as im concerned. I could record my favorite radio stations, via cable or internet to get any music I want or anything that is broadcasted. Once its broadcasted somewhere, DCMA should not apply. Like posting something stupid on your facebook or blog, or sending an email.. Once its on the net, youve lost the ability to control what happens to it. The DMCA members should be forced legally to comply wit...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...nly site, just one of thousands and as such, the more they close the more popular others get. In the end, the viable soution would be to make a legal system o downloading that is affordable and consistent (A bit like iTunes but even cheaper)
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that file-sharing is much bigger than the mainstream media would let us believe. In my country for example buying movies, music or games seems to be quite rare, and downloading them for free seems to be the norm. I think the reason for this is that the prices are to high for most people, especially for something that you...