About 36 million Americans—or 27% of internet users—say they
download either music or video files and about half of them have found
ways outside of traditional peer-to-peer networks or paid online
services to swap their files, according to the most recent survey of
the Pew Internet & American Life Project. ¶ The Project’s national survey of 1,421 adult Internet users
conducted between January 13 and February 9, 2005 shows that 19% of
current music and video downloaders, or about 7 million adults, say
they have downloaded files from someone else’s iPod or MP3 player.
About 28%, or 10 million people, say they get music and video files via
email and instant messages. However, there is some overlap between
these two groups; 9% of downloaders say they have used both of these
sources. ... Link: Pew/Internet.