StoutFiles - 2:40 am on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Honest people will always buy things honestly and the rest (pirates, thieves, etc.) are hardly in the product marketing plan in the first place. Ever meet anyone that makes a good living running around looking for a place to steal a book or a movie?
You make it sound like thieves are mentally challenged. Besides numerous sites that don't even involve torrents, music itself is the easiest thing to get for free.
1. YouTube - While the bitrate isn't great, it's great for instant listing, especially on mobile phones.
2. Google - "index of "artist_name"
3. Sites I won't list, but they just spider the web and categorize mp3 files, mostly from shared file sites.
I beg to differ as well. I've known people living on the fringe. They download pirate stuff because it's either buy a book, movie, music or buy food. You do the math. They will never create revenue for the author.
So you know some people who would never buy material they steal, and I know people that would.
(People that would + People that wouldn't) > 0. Hence, lost revenue.