Does Piracy Actually Help The Movie Industry?

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    As the Internet is evolving, it's becoming easier and easier to download and stream movies and music illegally.

    How badly is this hurting the entertainment industry? Laci discusses a shocking new study saying that a good amount of people that pirate content also purchase a lot of music and movies!

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    File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers
    "One of the most comprehensive studies into media sharing and consumption habits in the United States and Germany reveals that file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing counterparts."

    Study Finds Pirates 10 Times More Likely To Buy Music
    "Piracy may be the bane of the music industry but according to a new study, it may also be its engine.

    A report from the BI Norwegian School of Management has found that those who download music illegally are also 10 times more likely to pay for songs than those who don't."

    Portsmouth University Study Show Movie Pirates' Motives
    "People who illegally download billions of pounds worth of movies also love going to the cinema and do not mind paying to watch movies, according to researchers at the University of Portsmouth."

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