In summary, CRIA's own research now concludes that P2P downloading constitutes less than one-third of the music on downloaders' computers, that P2P users frequently try music on P2P services before they buy, that the largest P2P downloader demographic is also the largest music buying demographic, and that reduced purchasing has little to do with the availability of music on P2P services. I've argued many of these same things, but now you don't have to take my word for it; you can take it from the record labels themselves.
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Hail, Victorious Sanity!
Holy jumpin' Jeebus! The CRIA - Canada's own RIAA - has done actual research and found that P2P file sharing doesn't hurt their business. Not that we expect them to admit it. Michael Geist, via Boingboing: