Lawsuits Put Major Dent in Music File Sharing

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 10, 2003

“More than a million households deleted all the digital music files they had saved on their PCs in August, according to new information released by The NPD Group. NPD credits the ongoing RIAA anti-piracy campaign and related media attention as having had a measurable effect on the actions of many consumers in regard to the illegal sharing of digital music. In a related survey of consumer perception, however, NPD found that consumers’ overall opinion of the recording industry is suffering as a result of the record industry association’s well-publicized legal tactics.”

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