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Yo Ho Ho and a Download to Go

Blog Post created by bhalle on May 13, 2016

Pirates seem like quaint historical figures or the subjects of nostalgic theme park rides. Turns out there might be a pirate living next door to you or even in the next cubicle.

 

Streaming Media has posted Limelight’s data-rich report “The State of Digital Downloads” which validates that theory.  On page 23 of that report, you’ll see that those surveyed who identified themselves as millennials are much more likely to download content without paying for it.

 

Content Downloads

Millennials

The Rest of the Population

Movies/TV Shows

12.75%

5.82%

Video games

14.57%

6.21%

New apps

13.02%

4.86%

E-books

11.39%

4.32%

Music

18.81%

6.93%

Newspapers/magazines

9.58%

5.29%

 

The numbers are alarming:

 

Hey, wait a minute. Scientists are stealing documents? Turns out that legitimate publishers are accused of making research docs hard to find and hiding them behind paywalls. Sci-Hub aggregates research papers and doesn’t charge for them. Hmm, where would you go to research your PhD?

 

Now it looks like millennials are guilty of telling the truth rather than of stealing the internet blind. You have to love an honest pirate.  Arrh else.

 

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