The Pew Internet & American Life Project ran a survey among 1371 Internet users, according to Macworld UK. The report shows legit online music services gaining ground vs. file sharing networks known for rampant piracy.
“While online music services like iTunes are far from trumping the popularity of file-sharing networks, 17 percent of current music downloaders say they are using these paid services. Overall, 7 percent of Internet users say they have bought music at these new services at one time or another, including 3 percent who currently use paid services.”
“Over 11 million Internet users visited legal online music stores in March. iTunes, which reached more than 2.3 million Americans in March, has added nearly a million unique visitors since October 2003,” the report states.
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