Study: One-Third of All Young People Use Stream Ripping to Steal Music (Variety)


A new report on global music consumption includes some encouraging figures about the increased adoption of legal streaming, but there are alarming numbers about the everyday acceptance of piracy. According to the study, 34% of all 16-to-24-year-old music listeners surveyed admitted to using “stream ripping” apps or services to illegally copy music. When all respondents (ages 16 to 64) are factored in, the overall number of admitted stream rippers globally is 23%.