Anyway, the latest survey tackling the issue comes from the Dutch Institution for Information Law and CentERdata, which interviewed 2,009 people in the Netherlands. It claims 27.2% of adults have downloaded music, films, TV shows, games and/or books from illegal sources in the last year. It also estimates that people who download music illegally are four times more likely to pay for downloads and streams than non-filesharers. Researcher Joost Poort summarises the implications neatly: “For most consumers, there is no Chinese wall between legal and illegal content, they decide what sources to use depending on their needs or expectations.”

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