14% of Internet users say they no longer download music files
14% of the 128 million American adults now online report that they downloaded music at one time, but no longer do so. About a third of these former music downloaders – 6 million adults – say that the RIAAâ€™s tactics are the reason they stopped.
Sharp decline in music file swappers
The percentage of American adult Internet users who say they download music drops by half and the usage of some file-sharing applications declines.
Music Downloading, File-sharing and Copyright
The number of American adults downloading music continues to grow and two-thirds of those who download or share files say they don’t care whether the files are copyrighted or not.
The Music Downloading Deluge
Between July-August 2000 and February 2001, the number of American adults who have downloaded music online shot up more than 40%. In another recent survey, 53% of online teens 12-17 reported downloading music.
Downloading Free Music
Music downloaders exhibit little concern for copyright protections, but about half also say that they are still buying music that they’ve sampled online.