Sunday , June 20 2021

P2P Attitudes Poll Released

New poll says teens cool with P2P:

    Only 27% of American teenagers believe that those who download or share digital music files without artist or label permission are breaking the law, according to just-released polling data.

    Legality aside, just 20% of teens think that such activity is ‘wrong.’

    Asked the same questions concerning movies, 38% thought it was illegal to watch or download a film without appropriate permission, while 40% deemed such activity wrong.

    ….The better news, from the perspective of the music and film industries, is that older Internet users are a bit more sympathetic to copyright holders. Of online adults 35-54, for example, 55% thought it wrong to download or watch a movie without permission, and 48% felt similarly about music. That, of course, should come as no surprise because the study also determined that teenagers engage in illegal file-sharing more so than do adults. [Hollywood Reporter]

The copyright industry is losing the battle for hearts and minds, especially among the young.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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