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RIAA continues to blame file sharing for lower revenues despite the facts.

MORE LIES: P2P ISN'T DECLINING
Detailed study shows P2P traffic NEVER declined. It just moved
to secondary and dark networks and is increasingly encrypted.

http://www.caida.org

3 MYTHS ABOUT THE RECORDING INDUSTRY DEBUNKED
P2P will put music out of business, record sales are down, musicians no longer need the record industry: all wrong.
http://www.laweekly.com

RIAA - THE A'S ARE FOR ASININE
"Corante's Ernest Miller has written a fantastic send-up/deconstruction of an RIAA letter defending the astonishingly asinine INDUCE Act" (great copy here from SiliconValley.com)
Ernest Miller: http://www.corante.com
RIAA letter: http://www.corante.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com 1
http://www.siliconvalley.com 2

LATEST NUMBERS SHOW 100% INCREASE IN DOWNLOADED P2P FILES
http://uk.news.yahoo.com

DIDN'T RIAA SAY P2P HURTS BUSINESS? BOTH ALBUM SALES *AND* P2P USAGE ARE UP
http://www.reuters.com

LIES CAUGHT AGAIN: IFPI CLAIMED OF 27% DROP IN TRADED FILES
ITIC reports actual number of users in fact only declined 3%
http://www.itic.ca

MORE ON CATCHING RIAA'S LIES: SALES OF RECORDED MUSIC HAVEN'T DECLINED, SHIPMENTS HAVE.
Retailers are moving to just-in-time inventory that reduces shipments.
http://slashdot.org 1
http://slashdot.org 2

RIAA DOES NOT REPRESENT ARTISTS
2,755 musicians and songwriters were surveyed. 35% say P2P file sharing has helped their careers, only 5% says it has hurt.
http://www.emarketer.com
http://www.pewinternet.org

RIAA ADMITS TO PLAYING WITH NUMBERS: SALES ARE INCREASING, NOT DECREASING
See "Nielsen rating system at odds with RIAA's claim of 'lost sales'"
http://www.polarity1.com

AND YET ANOTHER STUDY: MUSIC SHARING DOESN'T KILL CD SALES
This one from researchers at Harvard and U of North Carolina.
http://news.com.com

RECORD STORES THRIVE WITH FILE SHARING
Store owner Steve Wiley said "The file sharing, the Internet -- just makes them music junkies. ... We see them wanting to buy music."
http://www.wired.com

THE REAL PIRATES ARE CRIME BOSSES
"In America and the rest of the world the biggest culprit in falling music sales is large-scale CD piracy by organised crime." http://news.bbc.co.uk

ANOTHER SURVEY SHOWS P2P FILE SHARING INCREASES MUSIC BUYS
http://www.mi2n.com

ANOTHER REASON FOR MUSIC DECLINE: CONSUMERS HAVE OTHER INTERESTS
They simply aren't listening. Average annual hours have dropped from 270 in 1999, to 200 in 2002, to projected 150 in 2007. The big time winners are the Internet and videogames.
http://www.fortune.com

WHERE HAVE ALL THE CDS GONE?
More coverage on RIAA’s false blame on downloading for sagging sales
http://soundandvisionmag.com

MORE LIES
It's Time To Sing a Different Song: "RIAA is making wild assertions that gullible media, public and even legal authorities appear to be accepting as fact."
http://www.theinquirer.net

RIAA LYING WITH NUMBERS - FILE SHARING NOT HARMFUL
Album releases cut by 25 percent but sales only dropped 4.1%. Sounds like business is good.
http://www.azoz.com
http://www.theregister.co.uk
http://salon.com. From UTD professor and economist Stan Liebowitz.

DAN BRICKLIN: THE RECORDING INDUSTRY IS TRYING TO KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGG
Dip in CD sales is slight despite so many reasons for there to be a much larger drop.
http://www.bricklin.com

NIELSEN STUDY DEBUNKS RIAA CLAIMS THAT FILE SHARERS HURT REVENUES
- 71% of music downloaders bought music recently
- 22% of net users downloaded music in the past month.
- Music downloaders are 25-111% MORE likely to purchase music than average net users.

http://www.prnewswire.com

NPD REPORT SAYS P2P IS JUST ONE PART OF DECLINING MUSIC SALES
Key problem is lower sales for older consumers.
http://www.npd.com

BIG MUSIC'S BROKEN RECORD
"The recording industry keeps repeating that file-sharing is ruining CD sales. If it looked for some other reasons, it would find lots of them."
http://www.businessweek.com

DON'T BLAME CD SALES WOES ON THE INTERNET
http://rollingstone.com

 


 

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