No idea if I'm in the minority here or not but I reckon I've spent more money on music, movies and TV shows since I've been borrowing stuff from the internet. Because I'll go and buy the stuff I like after watching it. 99% of my collection is probably stuff I've downloaded before. I like to feel like I'm supporting the people who create things I enjoy.
So in my case, piracy has made me spend more money than I would have otherwise. I'm not one to just go and spend $30-$50 on a season of a TV show I've never seen before for example.
Agreed, particularly with music. I'll download it for free to see if it's to my taste, then whip out and buy a physical copy. If I think it's crap then I'll delete it.
I've moved to online streaming for music. Was on Sony unlimited till it was shut down so now onto Spotify. Sure the quality isn't quite the same as a CD but you go and buy those you really want anyway right? As a purist who owns over 1000+ cds you do get over the fact fairly quickly that it's no longer your 'collection'.
Online streaming for movies / tv will get their act together and end up being the all in one solution. Having multiple accounts for mulitple streams because movie A is only on B but movie D is only on E will get tiring.
To me what tv and movies studios need to get over is the 'new' pricing on 'new' releases. They are pretty much slugging that fans of their merchandise (generally early adopters) for buying early while really buying early means they were probably waiting already for 6 / 12 months. Same with video game companies as well.
Last but not least given we have so much we can now take home with us the value of buying a cd / dvd / bluray / game is lower than it used to be in the past. We used to watch a piece of media many more times than we do now simply because there is no much more available. Things used to come out in limited release when things appeared on VHS or Vinyl but these days that limitation is gone meaning you always pretty much have everything ever created at your fingertips, thus, the desire to watch something multiple times has gone.
It's an industry that really won't listen to, or won't buy into how the modern consumer takes in their products and until they face this piracy won't disappear.