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Byline: Amy Vickers

SLOWLY but surely, we're growing less resistant to the idea of paid-for web content.

The number of people unwilling to fork out for online content, such as music downloads and news articles, fell from 47 per cent in 2001 to 41 per cent in 2002.

Of those surveyed by Jupiter Research, 19 per cent said they would be prepared to pay for music downloads - three per cent more than a year ago. Jupiter predicts Western Europeans will spend pounds 1.8billion by 2007 on all forms of digital content, up from pounds 240million last year.

The survey of 10,000 net users in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden will be welcomed by the big record companies, who have struggled to get consumers to switch from Napster-style free song-swap services to their own pay-to-play sites.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 8, 2003
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