Lawsuits Stem the Tide of Music Downloading

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 5, 2004

Sharp decline in music file swapping: Data memo from PIP and comScore Media Metrix, January 4, 2004 (link to full-text of the memo including graphics, in pdf).

  • From the data memo: “The percentage of online Americans downloading music files on the Internet has dropped by half and the numbers who are downloading files on any given day have plunged since the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began filing suits in September against those suspected of copyright infringement. Furthermore, a fifth of those who say they continue to download or share files online say they are doing so less often because of the suits.”
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  • Posted in Copyright, Internet

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