But were the site’s users all criminals hell-bent on destroying the movie industry? According to a report from Telepolis, a recent study found the reverse was true.
The study, which was carried out by Society for Consumer Research (GfK), found that users of pirate sites including Kino.to did not fit the copyright lobby-painted stereotype of parasites who take and never give back.
In fact, the study also found that Internet users treat these services as a preview, a kind of
try before you buy.
This, the survey claims, leads pirate site users to buy more DVDs, visit the cinema more often and on average spend more than their
honest counterparts at the box office.
The users often buy a ticket to the expensive weekend-days, the report note — via redwolf.newsvine.com