File-sharers actually buy media
The World Wide Web has opened the opportunity for most users to enjoy sharing different files with other people. Computer programs, documents, multi-media and electronic books are now being provided and distributed to those who know the access. File sharing is done through transmission, dispersion and storage in possible means like centralized servers, removable media, hyperlinked documents in the internet and P2P networking.
Recently, the Dutch Institution for Information Law revealed that file-sharers tend to pay more for books, games, movies, box office tickets and concerts. Furthermore, the report shows that blocking sites does not have a huge effect on the habit on consumers regarding sharing files online.
Moreover, the Columbia University found out that file-sharers in the United States buy thirty percent more music than those who are non-sharing owners of music. In another survey conducted by the Institution for Information Law it has been found out that citizens over 16 were able to download from illegitimate sources in the previous year.
Those who tend to pirate television shows and movies pay three times more for steams and downloads. On the other hand, music file sharers actually pay for streams. In the same survey, it has been revealed that among those files being illegally downloaded, games are the most rampant followed by music, then books and movies.
Internet freedom has indeed made every user to believe that there is no actual difference between legal and illegal ways of downloading information from the web. According to researchers, those who share files tend to be more inclined to entertainment as compared to those who are not bound to share anything. Those who tend to download movies from illegitimate sources are fifty per cent more likely to see movies compared to those who are not downloading. On the other hand, majority of most business studies have concluded that the act of distributing and sharing multimedia files actually hurt the sales and income of most industries.
However, it is being emphasized that blocking websites that allow file-sharing is not actually the answer to reducing the occurrence of the act. Instead, people will just tend to look for ways and become smarter at accessing illegal sites that allow them to share for free. It is even suggested that instead of punishing file-sharers, it would be better if the entertainment industry offered better packages entailed with their legal offers.
The real problem lies in the lack of innovations from producers which trigger file-sharers to opt for free downloads online. It is better for the industry to make the right and impressive models so consumers will be lured to choose legal offers. This claim has been supported by the fact that file-sharing in the Netherlands has been declined due to the newly launched service known as Spotify.
Indeed, choosing between legal and illegal options would not be as difficult as it may sound when it comes to online access. The need to magnify advantages of legal sharing is necessary in order for people to stop their illegal habits online and opt for something permitted by the law.