I never thought about that contradiction but it is completely true. I personally might not go so far as to pay more than the original content would cost, but I recently began paying for Spotify (even though there is a free version!) simply so that I can access it from my Android. There are cheaper ways but I like the mobile app much more than that of other companies.
I think there is a sub-culture of "I refuse to pay for anything I don't have to", but I really feel the American Way is "I will pay for what I want". You see it other places as well including parking and internet access.
Media companies should hopefully learn quickly from these sites and adapt to meet their users' desires.
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