Some new research from the BI Norwegian School of Management on the music-buying habits of P2P uses is already proving controversial, suggesting as it does that illegal downloaders are more likely to buy music than non-P2P users. In fact, BI claims that people who use P2P sites buy TEN TIMES as much legal music as people who never download illegally. However, EMI’s man in Norway has already pooh-poohed the findings, and it’s hard to imagine them going down any better at the other major labels. Ars Technica points out that a survey back in 2006 by the Canadian Record Industry Association reached similar conclusions.
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