Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is a right of individuals. Perhaps your poll has to be more precise about sharing copyrighted material versus sharing your own material. I feel your poll often did not have an aswer that satisfied me regarding frequency of downloads and use, and what type of material. Cheers.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
File-sharing is good for the market. It is a great way to find new products and often leads to buying other products from the original author of the downloaded material. More than 90% 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 by 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. When the people want something there is no chance for the lawmakers to change that no matter what laws they pass. Laws are supposed to be a reflection of the general feeling of what is god and bad in the society for witch they are made. If they do not follow this basic principle they will not work. You can not pass laws that only reflects the will of a few and powerful and expect them to be followed by the masses. That is foolishness and will be treated...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
In regard to the music industry I use downloaded material to sample music, If I have downloaded music from an artist and enjoyed it I will make it a point to see them play live. This way I veiw the recorded material as a type of preveiw for the live show.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
"I personally use file-sharing as a means to access material such as music and software in a readily accessible form, that is free of silly DRM restrictions. It allows me to try before I buy thats not to say that i purchase everything as there is a lot of rubbish produced by artists and software developers alike. Thankfully I do...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
Filesharing is not illegal. The distribution of copyrighted material is. Big difference. We do not restrict access to highways because thieves use them. Nevertheless, owners of copyrighted materials need to adjust the way they think about their assets and adjust to present and future distribution channels. This is a good thing a...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
My only comment is that, while file sharing can be detrimental to some organizations, its helped me discover various films and artists that I likely would never have found had their material had not been available on the internet. Ultimately due to peer to peer file sharing, I have ended up paying artists and companies for thei...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is very popular here in Romania. Acording to a study done in 2009, more thyen 75% of all internet users in Romania file-share on a dalily basis. While it is illegal, as long as one does not sell downloaded material for profit, you are pretty much safe. While software can and is bought here in Romania, video games an...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Most of the music and series i decide to download is not available in the quality or variation i desire, from more commercial channels. HDTracks.com is a very good site that i use to purchase music, there should be similar sites available for series and movies. I want high quality material without being spammed by commercials a...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Europe
Whilst I often download music from file sharing sources, if I then find that I like that music, I will purchase a copy of the material from a retailer. This allows me access to music, which I would not normally have access to, because I would be unwilling to pay for it without trying it out first. ( You wouldnt buy a car without...