A study conducted by Demos claims filesharers buy significantly more music than people who do not download music illegally:
People who download music illegally also spend an average of £77 a year buying it legitimately, a survey has found.
Those who claimed not to use peer-to-peer filesharing sites such as The Pirate Bay spent a yearly average of just £44.
Almost one in 10 of those questioned aged between 16 and 50 said they downloaded music illegally.
However, eight out of 10 of that group also bought CDs, vinyl and as MP3s.