Rampant piracy continues to grow, despite P2P lawsuits

By Justin Mann on February 7, 2007, 11:01 AM
What has the RIAA's strongarming of various families across the nation accomplished? Apparently absolutely nothing, with figures stating that music piracy is still growing, even with continued assaults on both individual people and companies that produce peer-to-peer programs.

According to the article, increases in illegal downloading in the U.S. were as high as 24% over the past year, and the number of houses involved rose by 7%. That being said, it's a wonder that the RIAA still continues their relentless brute-force tactics, when obviously they are not succeeding.

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mkatz2m said:
I am amazed at the arrogance of the RIAA. Anytime a business makes a customer angry, the customer goes elsewhere. If music companies allowed businesses to charge .20 per song and $2.00 per CD for non-DRM mp3 music like allofmp3.com, I strongly feel they would make alot more money. They could stop funding RIAA, fire their arrogant managers, promote a positive image, outlaw DRM, and see what happens. This of course is a pipe dream. We all know RIAA wants to alienate everyone in sight, as long as they can still charge a non-realistic price for captive music on a flawed business model.
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