Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Study: Falling CD sales can't be blamed on P2P

Well, contrary to what the RIAA wants us to believe, Andy McCue writes on C|Net News that:

Declining CD sales can't be blamed on file-sharing networks alone, according to a new report.

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (
OECD) said Monday that digital music piracy is a problem, but other factors--such as the rise in the number of entertainment sources--are more likely to have had a significant impact on music sales.

"It is very difficult to establish a basis to prove a causal relationship between the size of the drop in music sales and the rise of file sharing. Sales of CDs, as well as the success of licensed online music services are likely to have been affected to some degree by a variety of other factors, for example physical piracy and CD burning, competition from other, newer entertainment products and faltering consumer spending in some markets," the report said.


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