A picture taken on March 10, 2009 in Paris shows the screen of a computer showing a web site of downloading contents. French bloggers and high-tech experts scorned on March 10, 2009 plans to punish illegal downloaders by cutting off Internet access, saying the move was unfair, unworkable and would not stop online piracy. (Photo: Caroline VENTEZOU/AFP/Getty Images)
A report by a UK-based company that follows digital downloads shows that, per capita, the Macon Metro area is the sixth-worst offender in this country when it comes to illegal downloads of music, reports our sister station, WXIA.
Macon doesn't lead the state with pirated material, however.
MusicMetrics says that, during the survey period, residents within the metro Albany area illegally downloaded or pirated 194,373 songs from music downloading programs connected to the Internet, according to the report.
Albany, Ga. lands at No. 2. Atlanta came in at No. 10.
Overall, Georgia was the top state in terms of illegally downloaded songs per capita, followed by New York, Kentucky, Louisiana and Florida, the paper added.
Gainesville, Fla. had the most illegal downloads per capita.
The other cities in the top five are: Fairbanks, Alaska, Lexington, Ky., and Tallahassee, Fla.