The debate around the UK’s Digital Economy Act has been muddied further by new research from Wiggin and Entertainment Media Research, claiming that 44% of people using pirate sites would be willing to pay “a small fee” every month to access those sites legally. 59% of those polled said £3-£3.50 was a reasonable price to pay, while 25% claimed they’d pay up to £14.50. There’s clearly an appetite from consumers for unlimited models, but these surveys risk over-inflating expectations in the music industry over how many people would switch from piracy to paying. Source: Music Week
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