Please Stop Distorting The Facts and Sensationalizing The News

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A third of iPod owners are ‘stealing’ music on the net

“Free activity – both legal and otherwise – significantly outweighs paid activity,”

Does not mean the same thing as “All iPod owners are thieves.”

This article talks about how MP3 player ownership does not necessarily increase the chance of buying music online. What’s an online purchase? Is it an iTunes download, an Emusic download, someone buying a CD from Amazon?

This is only a study of online activity, it does not analyze simply buying a CD and ripping it, which is what most recorded music purchases are anyway.