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Survey Finds E-Book Piracy Occurs Among a Surprising Demographic

Survey Finds E-Book Piracy Occurs Among a Surprising Demographic

“According to a recent survey by the British law firm Wiggin … the firm’s annual Digital Entertainment Survey, one in eight women over age 35 who owns an e-reader admits to having downloaded an illegal version of an e-book. That compares to just one in 20 women in the same age group who admits to having pirated music.”

“Some 29% of e-reader owners admitted that they pirate books. And for tablet owners, that number is even higher – 36%. It doesn’t stop there: 25% of these people said they planned to continue to download pirated material. Their reasons for doing so are varied: e-book prices, for example, already owning the same book in print, and the lack of availability of e-book titles in certain countries.”

Yep – not teens or college students, apparently it’s those soccer moms in their vans.

Stephen

Posted on: June 1, 2011, 7:33 am Category: Uncategorized

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