Merriam-Webster defines the word "consider" as "to think about carefully."
I've considered many things. In times of poverty, I've considered getting a real job. That never happened. In times of depression, I've considered taking my own life. Thankfully, I'm still alive. After waking up on a sidewalk, I've considered giving up drinking. Yeah… well…
My point: It's one thing to "consider" something and a completely different thing to take action.
That's why when Mashable reports on a recent Neilsen study discussing what people have paid for online and what they would consider paying for online, I don't believe that just because lots of people would consider something leads to the conclusion that "the findings might seem like good news for old media companies."
Something makes me think that if you asked the people who have already paid for content online how often they considered stealing it, the results would look far less encouraging.
On Wednesday, EMI reissued The Beatles' entire catalog of music. It's been through a remastering process four years in the making. Since then, the internet has spread pirated versions of the music everywhere. I found one and posted it here. Press play, close your eyes and enjoy this new digital stereo mix of "Let it Be." I'm especially impressed by the peak limiting.
"Let it Be" is so frequently covered that most bands assume even a botched version will make the audience cry. This Russian made us cry for a different reason.
The next way for EMI to milk the Beatles for cash: A Beatles cover of this cover.