Music piracy is destroying the fiber of our nation, or something

Conveniently manipulated data.

A new study supposedly shows that young people are rampant music and movie pirates, and their misbegotten ways are taking money and food right out of the mouths of starving artists. The study also states that these horrid file-downloaders are also chronic cheaters in school and shoplifters. Not too surprisingly, the study was commissioned and paid for by the big record labels - better, it was performed by Pollara, who is a noted industry leader in poll and study results that are carefully shaped to meet the needs of the commissioning client.

No doubt further study of the data will reveal that file-swappers also molest kids, carry guns, and fail to move to the back of the streetcar when asked.

Posted: Fri - September 30, 2005 at 12:37 PM