95 per cent of music downloads illegal

Now, we all like freebies. Who doesn't? But it seems the world just can't quit it's music industry–ravaging addiction to illegal music downloads, with

Conducted by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the report claims they removed a massive three billion moody files over the three year period of the study. They are now pushing for governments to give ISPs more power to crack down on punters who steal their tunes.

All this aside, legal downloads grew by 25 per cent last year, taking up 20 per cent of sales. And surely now with the death of DRM, courtesy of Amazon, 7Digital and at last, iTunes, we'll be seeing a reduction in file sharing across the board. Now people aren't shackled digitally, aren't they willing to front up for tracks?

What do you think? Do you still download illegally? Or have the new raft of DRM–free sites set you on a saintly path of legal music ownership? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

iTunes goes DRM–free