Wednesday October 28, 2020

Reality Bytes: Worrying attitudes to issue of illegal downloading

To bodies such as the Irish Recorded Music Association (Irma), last week’s European Commission survey on kids’ attitudes to downloading music must be depressing reading.

18th August, 2007

To bodies such as the Irish Recorded Music Association (Irma), last week’s European Commission survey on kids’ attitudes to downloading music must be depressing reading.

The Eurobarometer poll, conducted in all 27 EU countries, found that children had a relaxed view of illegal music and video downloading. Many of them justified the activity, saying that ‘‘everyone is doing it’’, even their parents.

On top of this, most children felt...

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