Originally Posted by ForumViewer
The only time anyone pays for something they've illegally obtained is when online content, like multiplayer, is disabled or unusable because it's a pirated copy of software.
No one does that with music. It doesn't make sense and people aren't that honest. Just my opinion.
Please point me to your case study involving this statement. I would like to read it.
Or are you doing nothing more than stating your opinion as a fact?
To be blunt, you have no clue what you are talking about. Studies have been shown that the highest downloaders are also the highest spenders when it comes to physical media.
I know when I download a movie, if it's a good movie, I don't store it on my HDD. I go buy the physical copy of the blu-ray and watch it from the disk. It's going to be better quality, I don't care who ripped the blu-ray, straight off the disk is the way to go.
If it's some piece of crap two-bit low budget horribly written farce of a production, I delete it and I don't waste my money buying something I didn't want in the first place, but rather thought I wanted due to misleading trailers and or hype.