RIAA Threats Effective in Deterring Music Downloads

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 22, 2003

RIAA’s Subpoena Strategy is Chilling Downloads: “The possibility of a copyright infringement suit from the Recording Industry Association of America is apparently having a chilling effect on individuals who swap online music, according to new research from the NPD Group. The market research firm said households acquiring music files online illegally reached a high of 14.5 million in April of 2003, but that the number dropped off to 12.7 million households in May, followed by another drop to 10.4 million households in June.”

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