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P2P Music Downloads At All-Time Low

RedEaredSlider (1855926) writes | more than 3 years ago

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RedEaredSlider (1855926) writes "Peer-to-peer music sharing, the type of service which helped create the digital music industry, is at an all time low.

According to research group NPD Group, the shuttering of Limewire's music file sharing service has led to a similar decline in the usage of such services throughout the U.S. The number has gone from a high of 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007 to just nine percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, right after Limewire shut down its file-sharing services due to a court order, when a federal judge sided with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)."

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all-time low? (1)

geckoFeet (139137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35598570)

Gee, I'm so old I remembering P2P trading even lower than this all-time low, like in about 1985.

The NPD Group is a market-research org, of the type that would be hired by the RIAA, although the article doesn't actually say they were. Still, that would be an easy explanation for the sort of gibberish they emitted.

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