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Full title: Suppressed report on raided file-sharing community reveals users as big-spending entertainment purchasers

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Following last June's raids on the filesharing site Kino.to, the Society for Consumer Research carried out research on the users' entertainment consumption habits. The study concluded that Kino.to's users were among the entertainment industry's best customers, using filesharing as a sampling method to determine which media to purchase, spending premiums to attend weekend showings of new films, and generally outspending average consumers in their media consumption. The unnamed client who commissioned the research reportedly rejected the findings and refused to publish them.

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The unnamed client who commissioned the research reportedly rejected the findings and refused to publish them.

Yay for preconceptions!
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lol. And that's about all I have to say.
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Here's more about it from TorrentFreak
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In June, police across several countries raided the operators of streaming video links portal Kino.to. This massive operation was one of the largest of its type and site admins and users alike were branded as enemies of the TV and movie business. However, it now appears that in respect of the latter group, the opposite was found to be true.

The June raids against Kino.to, which involved as many as 250 police and other authorities, dwarfed even the 2006 raids against The Pirate Bay.

Following the event the Kino.to site displayed notices which stated that the site had been “closed on suspicion of forming a criminal organization to commit professional copyright infringement.” While noting that several operators of the site had been arrested, it also criticized the site’s users.

“Internet users who illegally pirated or distributed copies of films may be subjected to a criminal prosecution,” read the warning.
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The unnamed client who commissioned the research reportedly rejected the findings and refused to publish them.

What's that flushing sound I hear? It sounds kind of like a few toilets full of hundred dollar bills.
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What's this? Yet another article that shows file sharing isn't 100% theft and lost revenue? Oops...
 
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What's this? Yet another article that shows file sharing isn't 100% theft and lost revenue? Oops...

This. So many people use it to sample stuff before they buy it or access content they can't get in their own country. I'm constantly getting fansubs and shows only available overseas because I just can't get them on ANY provider. 99% of the time if I watched beyond the first episode I bought it upon release in the States.
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I love when they find something that doesn't go with their MO and completely try to hide it.... "DONT PUBLISH IT IT'LL RUIN US!" On a side note, I wonder if this will hit the media (I highly doubt it since they're all probably being paid to hush)
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wow they still dont believe it and who said file sharing cost them money!
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This story isn't uncommon at all.

It's just egg on the face for the people who wanted these arrests. Oh, wait, these people are some of our best customers? Sh...
    
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