Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Oceania
I use this to catch up on shows not available to me due to my location, I think media should be sharable as it was paid for by the person who shares it. A copy is never as good as the original and I have both depending on my level of interest.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
Most of the music and series i decide to download is not available in the quality or variation i desire, from more commercial channels. HDTracks.com is a very good site that i use to purchase music, there should be similar sites available for series and movies. I want high quality material without being spammed by commercials a...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Oceania
...riod (eg 24/48 hours) then I think people would start to pay and will stop to download. Currently online streaming for pay on demand is limited to America an not available locally, which increases people looking for p2p sourcing of tv shows. I presume local distribution issues are involved, included with the added income stream...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Asia
...e sharing and file sharing alone that I have been able to watch a considerable number of rare films and TV shows, as their legally obtainable medium is simpl not available in this part of the world. Recent advent of HD media allows me to watch my films in unmatched clarity. I use file sharing to download films (up till now more...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
The industry should try and understand what kind of people share files. Even if the media will not available online I would never consider purchasing any because the ridiculous price of an original media is worth my half a weeks salary. I have enough financial trouble as it is without dumping money for optional entertainment....
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
File Sharing Is A Best way To get The Files Free of Cost. In My City Albums Of Like Rick Ross ,Flo Rida,Birman Etc.Not Available And Also The New Software Are Not Available So i think That File Sharing is Good Way To Get It And Bit Torrent Is Best in This Field.It Also Gives You knowledege About the Networking , Server ,Ip - Hid...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
...Still, I try to purchase as much media as I can as well. But mostly for the sake of quality. Also, a substantial amount of the media on my computer is conten not available commercially, such as live concert footage and episodes/series that have not been released. I should not have live without that content because the artist ch...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
I primarily use it to obtain old films and especially TV Shows of when I was a child in the 1980s. Many of them are not available for purchase, and if they are I am not willing to pay the high price for them. It has improved my life by having numerous nostalgic moments. I dont regularly watch these shows, but instead enjoy wa...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
File share mostly because movies and tv shows are not available when and how I would like them to be. If media rights caught up to technology such that I can stream media when, where and how Id like to, I would pay.
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: North America
...mily Man that we own on VHS tape . . .LOL . . . we will never be able to watch that again. I went to Netflix (Yes I am a member) and searched for it. It wa not available for steaming. So I resorted to the file sharing networks. If services such as NetFlix expanded their service to include at least all the major film release...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
In Greece the situation is out of control. No one buys movies on DVDs, Blue-Rays or PC games, few are buying Music, and thankfully more people are buying videogames for consoles (as long as they are not fully cracked like the PSP). The only excuse I have for piracy is when a product is not available in your region. And the few ...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
File sharing is a good way to see what is going on with other countries media. Some TV shows are not available in other countries.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
...t now Im listening to a Torchwood audioplay which are bloody rare to get a hold of: however Im a huge fan of the show so Ive had to pirate them because theyr not available anywhere else. If it was still streaming on the BBC iPlayer or available for purchase Id probably buy it instead. Also thankyou for doing this research! I d...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
I pay for more media now than ever before. I purchase mp3s to support artists I love and pay for video streaming due to the ease of it. File-sharing is used to supplement media that is not available for free online... for example TV programs on some stations like NBC. Also some movies are not available on the streaming service...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
I use file-sharing for things that are out of print and/or generally not available otherwise. Or to preview things that I might like to buy. I believe that the artists who create deserve there money. I dont download anything that I know that I would pay for, if I can get it. I buy or delete the files depending on whether I like ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
For instance, in my country, some/most of the things that Im interested in watching, reading, doing is not available via regular channels, so file-sharing is the only way for me to experience what is available on the global scene. I think that the world needs omni(all) distribution channel/medium so anyone can choose for thems...
Gender: Female
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: North America
I use file-shaing as an economy for my personal use only. I use music downloading because I may want only one particular track or because its not available elsewhere.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
i like torrent, i donwload linux distributions via torrent is for me better than ftp i can stop-pause download and after resume it,... sometimes i donwload a music or video becouse i dont find is normal store to buy... or its is not available on my country..
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing can be good and bad at the same time. Many people I know try and purchase their media through legal methods, but when such a method is not available they resort to piracy. But at other times, file sharing on the internet is a method for publishers to release their media to people who want to consume it. Legislati...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
...able in my country and I enjoy his music. On the other hand, you have an artist such as Skrillex, whom I would love to give my money too, however his music i not available in my country and I am not in possession of a credit card to purchase his music off of the internet. So therefore, he technically never lost any of my money,...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Asia
Here in sri lanka only a few uploaders of any merit, torrents are almost 100% male activity, mostly used to get movies not available here - DVD are anyway pirated here. i have never seen an original dvd here ever! I do not find it a bad activity - specially some out of print books or digital media are available - lost to the peo...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...rld and arent available at all, traditional TV just isnt good enough. For example I recently discovered a show called Warehouse 13 which, as far as I know, i not available here in Sweden (Which makes me wonder why the f*ck Im writing this in English, but nevertheless...). Hence, the only way for me to access that particular TV ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
...hey desire. An example of where the current revenue system falls apart is Netflix. I have an account with Netflix, but when a popular or relevant movie i not available through their services which is easy and convenient, than I go to the next most convenient system: file-sharing.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
... some cases piracy actually help sales through advertisement, for example I personally screen movies I intend to carry my family to see. If this facility wer not available that would be a loss in sales for the production company, I would otherwise have no desire to see these movies there are many more views i wish to express, ...
Gender: Female
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Africa
...m to satisfy the demand by means of file-sharing. Many people would not mind paying eg $1.99 per show download as is available on amazon, but the facility i not available outside the US. So, in my opinion, file-sharing will probably soon force networks to expand their services to include the international online demand....
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
...ommercial software illegally because I needed it for my academics and I cant really afford to buy it. 3. Because sometimes the stuff you want to buy is simpl not available for/in your country. 4. Sometimes, you buy stuff that you dont really need or you lose interest in it very soon. Internet/file-sharing helps avoid this. 5. ...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
...n important resort to finding more obscure material, such as home-made material, foreign music and film and material that is simply not commercially viable o not available in the home market."
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Well, all I know is sharing is caring... if file sharing stops then im sure it will hamper majority of people like us other tham the rich people cause for us its here where we get entertainment, information and lots of things which sometimes we cant even think of buying or which not available in our zone. So, if this phenomenon ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
...nable to see them on the big screen. With tv programs its because many of the ones I want to watch are unavailable where I live and for legal reasons they ar not available on any legitimate (paid) streaming sites. I do understand that piracy is having an adverse effect on the entertainment industry (film music tv and pc/console...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
... in our language, long times of warranty realisation, often much worse than offer in other countries. I use internet mostly to gain access to content that i not available in Poland, or Its price is too high for value that it offers. Blu Ray movies - they still cost much as hell - from polish average pension (3.000 Polish Zl...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
...o not have any cable providers in my area, and satellite is too wishy-washy. As far as music goes, I get the Internet broadcasted Trance shows since they ar not available anywhere else. And finally, I download the current film cams, etc., to discern whether the films are worth paying for. I do go to theaters and buy DVDs of ...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I think one of the main reasons I use file sharing is that my favorite TV shows are not available to watch anywhere in the UK, so in order to be able to view them, I resort to downloading them. As long as the world continues to Globalise and people will want and expect availability to everything, if they are not given this they ...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
...le-sharing be put to an end I would rather buy less legal/licensed material than I am doing now. I am very disappointed that streaming services (i.e. HULU) i not available in my country hence I file sharing is the only alternative to watch current TV shows instead of waiting for them to be released n DVD which are usually very ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
i think services like spotify (tailored around consumer needs and creatively combining flexible revenue models to reimburse content producers: advertising financed or paid subscriptions) but not available yet im my country are the future. unfortunately the indurstry fails to adapt to come up with relevant services fast enough ...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Oceania
"content providers try very hard to protect their copyright, rightly so. however need to offer a pay for service, that is 1) no OVER PRICED and 2) not restrictive (ie. expires after x days or cannot be played on multiple home devices 3) available quickly to people (ie. I download TV that is not available in Australia until month...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Europe
The main benefit of TPB and other free file sharing networks is availability...It works no matter where you are,for instance Netflix,itunes xbox live Psn and other legal media providers are not available in my country and there is no other way for me to for instance watch a movie that isnt in the cinema now or buy it in the stor...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
...eases never make it here at all, and the only way I am able to watch them is to download them, or pay for an incompatible DVD from overseas. Some releases ar not available at the local DVD rental stores, but I think its ridiculous to fork out what is essentially two to three hours pay on a movie that I may or may not enjoy. The...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
...ay for sth that is more expensive in my country than other countires, or they wont pay desired (by company) price because ppl think its overpriced -things ar not available in my country becaouse of companys policy (eg house md - 1 season behind) -ppl dont like big companies and they consider themselves robin hoods or they dont ...
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Asia
Its great.. simply great to be able to get the stuff from file sharing because, where I live most of the movies/ebooks are not available easy...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
I usually download games that is not available in our market or its too much for my budget that I cant buy it with 3 months savings. For movies/TV Shows, I usually download old movies that I cant find here or Hi-Res copies since its not yet available in our country.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
File-sharing in my circle of peers is primarily used to access materials not commercially available, such as old TV recordings from 20-30 years ago that are not available in any other format, or music from other countries that is not commercially available in our country. One of the benefits of file-sharing is the opportunity t...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
Streaming services for music, television and films are not available in my country (Australia) or are very poor/expensive. Often content is also unavailable to me that is available overseas (eg TV shows and Movies) or is priced unfairly high based purely upon region (eg some Games on Steam [Valve Softwares digital distribution ...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Asia
If file sharing stops, then our knowledge will also stop. Because thing are not available while after paying.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
The fact that paid content is not available in my geographical area forces me to use torrents.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
...re than 95% of I would not of payed for, if I really like something i tell others about it and will attempt to buy it. most music I download its because it not available or I will be buying it when I can. The fact is of the last 40 movies I downloaded none of them i knew about before finding them on imdb.com and if I could ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Asia
I am from new zealand which was not available on the list earlier but they have just put a new file sharing law in place to try and stop the distribution of copyrighted materials online, I think soon allot of file sharing will stop here but the big file sharers such as myself will continue like the law is not in place
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
"I feel that a percentage of individuals will pirate things because they can the majority of us pirate because things are either not available in our countries or because theyre too highly priced for all of us to enjoy. I believe most pirates would purchase their media legitimate if it was reasonably priced - currently, for exam...
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Asia
In my country, file sharing is the only way to get access to the wide range of audio, video and computer materials. Since those are not available in the market, sharing through web is the only way we can keep ourselves up to date.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
...ruth in all these things, the fact is, its illegal and somewhat unethical. like many others, i take some refuge in knowing for a fact that if file sharing wa not available to me, i would never ever purchase most of the material i consume, ie. these files warrant my time when they are free, but i dont find them worth the money t...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Africa
In our country, some of the applications that we need do not exist in our markets or are too expensive. No incentive is given by software vendors to enable us to pay as we use. In regards to entertainment, movies and music the clarity(high def) movies is not available offline so the only source is to use torrents. For music, ava...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Oceania
...ated copy 6 months before us anyway ). I do purchase material that copyrighted now that I have a stable income, most of what I download is either because it not available here in Australia or it will cost more in postage to get it here. I like to purchase from services like steam especially when they have their outstanding di...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
...so called laws, because i follow the belief that file-sharing can not be stopped, ever. The reason why I file-share is mostly because the media that I want i not available in my country, Japanese television. So the future wont change any thing in my point of view, I hope it stays for this forever and that the court and law-syst...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I think that all legal services ar far behind The Pirate Bay (and similar websites). No company has yet made it easier to access content than file sharing services. I also use paid services by Spotify and Voddler, but when the content is not available on paid services, I resort to The Pirate Bay.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Oceania
I find file sharing is useful when it comes to watching my favourite tv shows. i work in hospitality and dont often get to watch any prime time tv, or the tv shows i like are not available in my country. The online community is great we get to watch what we want without being forced to watch ads for products that we do not want ...
Gender: Male
Age: 53 - 65 years old
Continent: Asia
Due to living in the far east many things of European content are not available here so internet file sharing is the only option. File sharing is a god send.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
...y limit things? Or a movie comes out that I want to watch it at home with some friends. Its online for free right now, were all hanging out right now, but it not available legally to have at home for a few months. Why would you wait when you could have it in a few minutes? Why hold it back? And digital copies should be a lot ch...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: Europe
I like to watch animated shows (Simpsons, Family Guy, etc...). They do not air in my country so the internet is the only possible source (Zulu also not available here). There are also DVDs, but they would come delayed (at the end of the season), and are too expensive. As for software, its simpler to download the version that doe...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
The only real reason I use file sharing is to get content that I have already purchased (such as if I misplace a CD, its easier to use a torrent to recover the data than to find it), or content is not available in my market, usually due to region restriction.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
... I am. As such, if I am broke, the ideal thing is to pirate. Whether this is music, movies, or games, I pirate because something is too expensive, perhaps it not available (Localization, etc), or other reasons. For a reasonable explanation on piracy by Notch, creator of the hit indie game Minecraft that has earned millions of ...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: Oceania
File sharing is an important part of society because of the benefits of media that is not available otherwise. Although it is used a lot to distribute illegal and unlawful content, sites like the Pirate Bay(/Research Bay?) should be allowed to exist in our society.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
File sharing by my opinion is one of the great things provided by the internet and the individuals them self. I think that file sharing is how tv shows, movies, music is popularized. Without file sharing we as people put limits on knowledge if we have access to knowledge not available places where we live, we as a human nation i...
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: North America
...I may view/enjoy them. I download these from people whom are actively sharing them via torrent sites like thepiratebay.org, and do so namely because they ar not available for purchase online from their makers, or anyone else like iTunes, etc., which is to say they end up waiting too long before they release them, by which time...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Oceania
The only and main reason for me using the file sharing is access and convenience. A lot of media products are simply not available for me in my country at the time of the release. I dont understand why I cant take part in the culture consumption based on geography in this global world. I usually do not download anything that can...
Gender: Male
Age: 17 years and younger
Continent: North America
File sharing is used by people i know for two reasons, one for content aired in other countrys and not available for free immediately after, and for T.V. shows that their schedules did not allow them to watch on the air date and it is better for them to get 720p for free rather then for $8 a month with commercials on Hulu. I fo...
Gender: Male
Age: 25 - 29 years old
Continent: North America
TV shows that I download do not air on TV at a suitable time for me and are not available at all online within reasonable time. I do not mind watching commercials to view legitimate streaming content. Games I have downloaded to try before buying. Ive been burned by DRM and poor quality too many times. As an example: I bought ev...
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 36 years old
Continent: Europe
...usic because it easier than ripping my own CDs. I download movies sometimes and usually end up buying the DVD. I tend to download TV programs because they ar not available from the TV company (iPlayer for example only provides them for 7 days after broadcast - not much use if youre on holiday for 14 days!).
Gender: Female
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
... service good enough and pirates wont be tempted to look elsewhere. Availability also plays a key role. Many overseas individuals pirate media because it i not available in their home country. Make it available and the media companies will have their fair share. Overall, attacks on file sharing are very misguided. Media co...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Europe
I am mainly downloading tv-shows that are not available where I live.
Gender: Male
Age: 46 - 52 years old
Continent: Europe
the problem is that living in a small island|( malta) most programmes are NOT available along legal distribution system> as we will remain a small market, it is doubtful whether this will change in future.
Gender: Male
Age: 37 - 45 years old
Continent: Europe
"- Free knoledge and information is a blessing. - It should be used to distrubte essential knowlegde, like basic edeucation, medicine, litterature etc. Unfortuneatly this is done to a lesser extent. Example why are public lectures, like those of Lund University, not available free online - for anyone who wants to learn? - Le...
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: North America
...ttle or no choice in the matter and thus I download though of I can I do tend to purchase goods. So in my case I do it because most of the media I consume i not available locally.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 - 24 years old
Continent: Central or South America
...So whats the legal way to buy a game or purchase music? If you try steam or direct2drive you wont get support because your country is not in their list.Itune not available nor zune marketplace. I try to do my best buying cd and dvds from amazon but the customs charges with taxes, because they want you to buy national products ...