Most People Still See Nothing Wrong With File Sharing
from the not-so-bad dept
While the RIAA insists they’re “winning the war” by educating people why file sharing is bad, it appears that they haven’t done a very good job convincing people outside of their little circle. A new study shows that, while people do believe that selling unauthorized copies of music is bad, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with downloading for personal use. The majority of people also don’t see downloading as being different from getting a used CD or borrowing a CD from a friend. They certainly don’t understand why people should be fined thousands of dollars for the activity. Also, not surprisingly, the younger respondents are, the less they care about the RIAA’s position.