This is a real, independent, professional survey of 2,100 Canadians. It's results are not only useful but essential to anyone interested in the area.
In the words of Industry Canada, the rationale for the survey is this:
Industry Canada has commissioned a Decima Research survey to collect data on the music purchasing and Internet peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing activities of Canadians. The objective of the survey was to fill a major data gap in Canada on the issue of music file sharing activities of Canadians.
While there is growing literature on file sharing via P2P and its impact on pre-recorded music sales, none of the existing studies has analyzed Canadian data, let alone focused on the Canadian case. One of the reasons for this is the absence of reliable Canadian data.
We finally have some useful data, in contrast to the the spin and propaganda of the past.