New Survey Reveals New Insights About File Sharing

It appears that public opinion has shifted on the subject of file sharing and copyright infringement. A recent survey involved finding out how consumers obtained the media they enjoyed, as well as how they felt about the strategies being used to attempt when copyright infringement is suspected. And the findings were certainly interesting.

The ’6 strikes’ type enforcement strategy, whereby offending users are given a series of graduated warnings about their suspected or confirmed illegal activity, was diligently opposed by a large number of Americans surveyed about it. Not only do they completely disagree with the throttling of speeds and complete disconnection of internet service that later stages of the ‘six strikes’ process involves, but they also see no issue with sharing copyrighted content with family or friends. However, only a very small number of respondents think that file sharing with the public is a reasonable thing to do.