... While Revealing 40 percent of Americans Consider Photography, Videography or Music Creation Hobbies - Up to 38 percent of Americans see no legal violations in downloading images, videos or music for personal or professional use
Calgary, Alberta, Aug. 2008. A recent study of more than 1,000 people conducted by KRC Research and iStockphoto, the world’s royalty-free multimedia sales leader, revealed that 33 percent of Americans are using downloaded digital content, but nearly 30 percent are unaware that permission may be required for its use. This lack of awareness spikes to 38 percent among Americans in both the 18–24 and 65 and older age groups.