Teenagers and students have an average of more than 800 illegally copied songs each on their digital music players, the largest academic survey of young people's music ownership has found.
The average digital music player carries 1,770 songs, meaning that 48 per cent of the collection is copied illegally. The proportion of illegally downloaded tracks rises to 61 per cent among 14 to 17-year-olds. In addition, 14 per cent of CDs (one in seven) in a young person's collection are copied.
2 items from this story stick out. First I am surprised at the apparent lack of concern from today's youth over the obvious theft that they are perpetrating and much more amazing to me, how can anyone find 1700 songs that they would want to put on their iPod? I have just under 400 (all legal by the way) and a majority of those I never listen to...