New research from Columbia University shows that torrent users download more paid music than people who don’t torrent.
The survey performed, with the help of Google, suggests that people who download torrents download 30% more paid music than anyone else. These findings show that people who build up their collection by torrenting music are also heavy consumers of music from legitimate channels.
Even though torrent users are likely to purchase music, they are also a bad influence on others. 8 in 10 people believe that it’s ok to share copyright material with a family member and 6 in 10 feel the same way about friends.
The survey also showed that 76 percent of people under the age of 30 think it’s ok to download copyright material where as only 51% above the age of 65 feel the same way.