FYI/TMI: File-Sharing Wins Majority U.S. Vote, Drake Finishes High School

A "vast majority" of U.S. residents approve of file-sharing, according to new study, and GRAMMY-nominated rapper Drake earns his high school diploma
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October 18, 2012 -- 10:23 am PDT

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Study: A Majority Of U.S. Residents OK File-Sharing
According to a new study published by Columbia University public policy group American Assembly, a "vast majority" of U.S. citizens believe file-sharing is acceptable. The study found that 75 percent and 56 percent of residents reported it was "reasonable" to share music files with family members and friends, respectively. The group also found that more than 70 percent of residents age 18–49 and 46 percent of the general population have illegally acquired content. Additionally, the study found that file-sharers are 30 percent more likely to purchase a legal download.


Drake Finishes High School
"You only live once": that's Drake's motto, and the GRAMMY-nominated rapper is sticking to it. After dropping out of high school in Toronto to pursue an acting career on the TV series "DeGrassi: The Next Generation," Drake has graduated high school at age 25. The graduate shared his excitement with fans via Twitter last night, tweeting, "97% on my final exam. 88% in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!" What's next for Dizzy? A new album or college?  

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