Saturday, March 26, 2005

PEW FINDS RIAA CAMPAIGN FAILING

The ever-interesting Furdlog offers a couple of interesting takes on the latest Pew Internet & American Life Project: about one in ten American internet users are making copies of MP3 files from other people's portable devices. About ten million are downloading stuff through email and instant messaging. As many as thirty-six million Americans will still confess to downloading music and video outside of legitimate services.

The entertainment industry isn't, you'll have noticed, collapsing.

The only thing that is being undermined by people accessing music in the easiest way they can is the RIAA's petulant legal campaigns. Surely, if only because of the money they're wasting to so little effect, it's time for the RIAA to call off the lawyers?


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