The only reason I have purchased any of the CDs I own is because of downloading them before buying to hear the entire album, to find out if it is worth buying. I have hundreds of CDs because the artists made good albums, albums worth paying for because every track was good. I would not have bought a single album if it wasn't for being able to download the tracks in FLAC before buying.
You're getting paid content for free; don't argue that point.
If one has gotten it for free, then it cannot fairly be called 'paid content'. Maybe better to say, 'content for whose use the copyright holder hoped to receive payment'.