Despite Lawsuits, File Sharing Is Steady
“Global court action against music file-sharers has not reduced illegal downloading, an industry report says. The level of file-sharing has remained the same for two years despite 20,000 legal cases in 17 countries.
“The International Federation of the Phonographic Industries (IFPI) said it was “containing” the problem and more people were connecting to broadband.”
BBC News. File-Sharing ‘Not Cut By Courts.’ Jan. 20, 2006.
National Consumer Council. National Consumer Council Submission to The All Party Internet Group Inquiry Into Digital Rights Management. (.pdf, 107 KB) Jan. 6, 2006. (“The National Consumer Council (NCC) recognises the value of intellectual property rights (IPRs) as a reward to innovators and creators, but is concerned about the costs placed on consumers of enforcing these rights, and the use of the enforcement of IPRs to curtail legitimate consumer freedoms. The way Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is being deployed is causing a number of serious problems for consumers.”)
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