Here's the least shocking survey result of all time: the main thing Australians like downloading illegally via BitTorrent is TV shows. And while we claim we'd be happy to pay for a legal service, it turns out we wouldn't want to pay much.
A survey of 7,324 Aussies by news.com.au found that "I'll have to wait too long to see it on TV" was the most common reason for downloading shows, and that most people who downloaded TV did so regularly. While almost 40 per cent said they'd be willing to pay $1 an episode for TV downloads, almost as many said they weren't prepared to pay anything at all.
We've examined the issue of how to fund Channel BT before, but it's not clear that paying even $1 a pop would fund TV production as we currently know it. Hit the link for the other survey results.
Top three reasons we choose illegal downloads [News.com.au]