14% of the 128 million American adults now online report that they downloaded music at one time, but no longer do so. About a third of these former music downloaders - 6 million adults - say that the RIAAâ€™s tactics are the reason they stopped.
The percentage of American adult Internet users who say they download music drops by half and the usage of some file-sharing applications declines.
The number of American adults downloading music continues to grow and two-thirds of those who download or share files say they don't care whether the files are copyrighted or not.
Between July-August 2000 and February 2001, the number of American adults who have downloaded music online shot up more than 40%. In another recent survey, 53% of online teens 12-17 reported downloading music.
Music downloaders exhibit little concern for copyright protections, but about half also say that they are still buying music that they’ve sampled online.