June 14, 2006

Don't believe the Hype...

This is interesting... Apparently they've won the war. We here at the Realm have not seen any changes in the usual sources... That leads me to believe this is propaganda... And really weak propaganda at that ... They are trying to convince people way more technologically savvy than themselves that file sharing has been curtailed... Nice try chumps!

From Macworld UK...

US record label trade body the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) believes it has "contained" music file-sharing.

RIAA CEO Mitch Bainwol told USA Today: "The problem has not been eliminated, but we believe digital downloads have emerged into a growing, thriving business, and file-trading is flat."

File-sharing activity continues with up to 10 million file-sharers using peer-to-peer services at any time during May 2006.

Legitimate digital music services have also seen growth. They now account for as much as 7 per cent of music industry sales, according to the IFPI.

The RIAA has sued just over 18,000 individuals for sharing songs online, with 4,500 settling for about $4,000 per case.

(Link - Macworld UK)


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