Duffy: "I don't care about illegal downloading"

Should the record industry have mercy on filesharers?
Should the record industry have mercy on filesharers?

Welsh retro-soul loving popstrel Duffy has said that she "doesn't care" about people illegally downloading music.

Speaking to UK website ShortList.com, she said: "Somebody asked me the other day what I thought of illegal downloading, and I thought, 'You know what? I don't care,' because I think the majority are kids and as they get old and get more income they'll probably buy records."

Duffy is currently the UK's biggest-selling artist of 2008, so it's not really surprising that she doesn't see filesharing as a problem. However, MusicRadar has to wonder about her reasoning - if kids are brought up to believe that music is free, why are they ever going to start paying for it?

Her comments have come to light after it was revealed that UK music fans who have been sharing music can expect to receive a warning letter from their ISP.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.