p2pnet RIAA poll: final results

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p2pnet RIAA poll: final results

Postby p2p-sharing-rules » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:51 pm

THE SULTANS OF SPIN - final results, as of April 21, 2007

Number of accesses: 3,860
Number of responses: 1,108

Do you share files online?
Total Responses: 1,080
Yes - 69.1% (746)
No - 30.9% (334)

Have the RIAA sue 'em all lawsuits persuaded you to stop sharing?
Total Responses: 1,077
Yes - 5.9% (64)
No - 94.1% (1,013)

How do you rate your chances of you becoming an RIAA victim?
Total Responses: 1,078
Guaranteed, if I keep on sharing - 1.9% (20)
High - 2.5% (27)
Medium - 10.5% (113)
Low - 50.4% (543)
Zero, even if I keep on sharing - 34.8% (375)

It's been said the likelihood of any on person becoming an RIAA victim is like becoming a Lotto millionaire, or being struck by lightning.
Total Responses: 1,081
Agree - 69.3% (749)
Disagree - 30.7% (332)

The RIAA claims file sharing is "devastating" the music industry.
Total Responses: 1,081
Agree - 9.3% (100)
Disagree - 90.7% (981)

The RIAA claims file sharing is causing tremendous hardship to music industry workers, and huge losses to contracted artists.
Total Responses: 1,082
Agree - 7.4% (80)
Disagree - 92.6% (1,002)

Does your school give you instruction on IP (Intellectual Property) law?
Total Responses: 1,036
Yes - 18.2% (189)
No - 81.8% (847)

If it doesn't, do you think it should?
Total Responses: 1,016
Yes - 39.7% (403)
No - 60.3% (613)

Do you know anyone who's received an RIAA subpoena?
Total Responses: 1,078
Yes - 8.3% (90)
No - 91.7% (988)

Says the RIAA: Though it would appear that record companies are still making their money and that artists are still getting rich, these impressions are mere fallacies.
Total Responses: 1,076
True - 11.4% (123)
False - 88.6% (953)

Says the RIAA: Each sale by a pirate [or file shared - our insertion] represents a lost legitimate sale, thereby depriving not only the record company of profits, but also the artist, producer, songwriter, publisher, retailer, ... and the list goes on.
Total Responses: 1,078
True - 11.0% (119)
False - 89.0% (959)

Says the RIAA: To artists, "copyright" means the chance to hone their craft, experiment, create, and thrive. It is a vital right, and over the centuries artists, such as John Milton, William Hogarth, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens, have fought to preserve that right.
Total Responses: 1,046
True - 35.7% (373)
False - 64.3% (673)

Says the RIAA: Everything that the RIAA is active on - fostering a viable music marketplace online, preventing piracy, fighting censorship - is based on one premise: It all starts with the music and the music starts with the artist."
Total Responses: 1,046
True - 16.5% (173)
False - 83.5% (873)

The RIAA: Supports the First Amendment rights of artists.
Total Responses: 1,021
True - 21.3% (217)
False - 78.7% (804)

The RIAA: Fights to preserve freedom of speech.
Total Responses: 1,032
True - 9.7% (100)
False - 88.5% (913)

The RIAA: Works to build a positive environment in which to create and distribute music.
Total Responses: 1,038
True - 5.0% (52)
False - 95.0% (986)

The RIAA says: RIAA leader Mitch Bainwol has, "helped revitalize a coalition of music organizations that now often work together on variety of industry issues, such as anti-piracy strategies or advocating a level playing field for digital music distribution models".
Total Responses: 992
True - 20.2% (200)
False - 79.8% (792)

The RIAA says: Bainwol has, "strengthened artist relations and devised programs to promote and recognize emerging digital formats".
Total Responses: 998
True - 12.3% (123)
False - 87.7% (875)

Says the RIAA: On behalf of its member companies, the RIAA works to protect the value of music.
Total Responses: 1,023
True - 15.1% (154)
False - 84.9% (869)

Says the RIAA: Technology initiatives of record companies and policy initiatives coordinated by the RIAA are working toward a seamless, interconnected world for music fans.
Total Responses: 1,015
True - 6.5% (66)
False - 93.5% (949)


You can read the rest of the article on p2pnet.
I only included the poll results in the above quote.
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