Interestingly there's quite a lot of research that suggests pirates have to tendency to buy a lot of product as well as illegally downloading. Chances are however, they're smart enough to shop around and find the best deal (which 99% of the time, was not HMV)...
Thatís the self-justifying myth propogated by the download thieves to excuse their transgressions but if thatís the case how come illegal downloads outstripped legal ones by a factor of 2 to 1 last year?
Itís such a ludicrous assertion Iím shocked to see it still
being repeated here. Why would someone so firmly entrenched in the mindset of free illegal downloading suddenly decide that they want to actually pay for something?