Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
For me file sharing is a way to information that would not otherwise be easily accessible-due to price or availability. Piracy has changed the way I view consumption-if effective laws were now brought in that made it impossible to pirate movies and music, I dont believe my consumption patterns would change. I would never again pay for the vast majority of mainstream music or films. I support piracy because I think that it challenges the cultural hegemony of big entertainment corporations. I use filesharing in conjunction with other free means of access to information and media, like libraries. I am sceptical on whether effective laws will be brought in for the same reasons that the video and tape players were not outlawed. Big business owns ISPs as they do film studios-it is not in their interest to limit the use of ISPs, and therefore I doubt the political will is there, though the rhetoric is. I think that the market will try and adapt to filesharing, as in the case of Spotify-which seems successful. But whether that will discourage people from filesharing, I dont know. Spotify is not a service I would pay f...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Asia
I am from the Middle East. I have no legal means to obtain the latest TV shows and movies in a timely manner, and the only alternative I have is file-sharing. I am also willing to pay for the content I produce, however only if there is a way in the future to pay the artists only and exclusively. I refuse to pay distributors and...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
... to anymore) you are encouraged to download their album (after seeing it on youtube some may have bought it instead). More generally: you may not buy the music bu pay for concert tickets. Well not anymore because ticket prices are skyrocketing because the music industry is out of money.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
"here i have a 128 kbit internet, which i pay 10 ties the international price, and its censored(!) with no means to buy books and learning material. i owe my job, my degree and even my life to torrent and sharing in general. i have used movies and tv programs to learn english and ebooks to learn everything else. world is not a f...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
The biggest issue in my home country is that there are no real alternatives to file-sharing. If services were availible thet would allow me to cheaply or advertisment supported watch televison shows or rent movies I would actually pay for my content. But as most of these type of services are limited only to US I have to resort t...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
I dont believe there is much any government can do about filesharing without infringing upon the privacy of its citizens.I would be more than willing to pay for the files I download if I had the means to.Even so,I would still download as a means of trying things out before buying them.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
In internet, everything will be free, Only thing we have to pay is to our ISP for getting the Internet Service Active.. :)
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Asia
If licensed software was more equitably priced and copywrite laws not so aggressively enforced people would be more likely not to need file sharing. Why would people pay $250 for software they only use 10% of on a salary of $2,500 a year? what are these people thinking? Why would I want to protect peoples intellectual rights w...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...op culture. Always since there has been a product, that product become famous when it was pirated so pop culture still needs pirates. But one important thing is t pay people that works. So i can even say that i really buy a lot of cds and dvds, but my friend think om a fukin idiot...