"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. "
all that says is that people who pirate spend more than those that dont. It doesnt say whether they spend more than they would if they couldn't pirate. If before internet piracy they were buying 1 album a week and now they are buying 1 album a month it really isnt a help.
The idea of "try before you buy" with music is utter garbage too. Every label puts up samplers on Youtube and full tracks and online retailers have samplers from every track. We have more legal info on the product we are buying than ever before.