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News: Study: LimeWire Demise Slows Music Piracy
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 11:19:50 UTC
Topic: Industry News

In what will surely be music to the ears of the major record labels, research firm NPD Group says that illegal file sharing of songs via peer-to-peer services has dramatically dropped off since Lime Wire shut down. Lime Wire was forced to shut down in October after a federal court found the company liable for copyright infringement. The Recording Industry Association of America had filed a copyright suit against Lime Wire and CEO Mark Gorton in 2007, claiming the company encouraged the pirating of billions of songs. NPD said that in the wake of those events, "the percentage of Internet users who download music via peer-to-peer services was at 9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to 16 percent in the same period earlier in 2007." Complete Article





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