Today in Connected Consumer

If you saw 60 Minutes last night, you saw a bunch of MPAA folks complaining that piracy is destroying the movie business. What you didn’t see was a lot of empirical evidence to connect proposition A to proposition B, a common failing of many anti-piracy plaints. A new survey by IPSOS in UK, conducted as the British government debates a France-like three-strikes law, shows that “illegal” downloaders actually spend far more on legitimate music than non-downloaders. That doesn’t disprove a connection between piracy and falling CD sales but it certainly makes it murkier. Meanwhile, the studios want to make ISPs Down Under take more responsibility for file-sharing.