People Only Pirate Popular Stuff
A new, ground breaking study has revealed that people pirate popular music and, for some odd reason, don’t pirate unpopular stuff. Amazing! In other news, diamonds are more popular with thieves than coal, water is wet and the sky is blue.
There was little evidence that file-sharing sites helped unsigned and new bands find an audience, it found. It suggests file-sharing sites are becoming an alternative broadcast network comparable to radio stations as a way of hearing music.