Friday, January 19, 2007

A shocking use of, y'know, data

MisterBryans' has some numbers:
Digital music sales increased a whopping 122% last year in Canada while overall music sales increased just under 10%.

On the other hand, overall album sales decreased by almost 5%.
Worthwhile knowing, because the CRIA claims we need to undo electronic fair use rights because music sales are slipping. In particular, they've claimed that the slow adoption of e-music services is directly attributable to Canada's "lax" copyright laws.

One wonders, with a double-digit increase in overall music sales and a triple-digit increase in online music sales, who we're really protecting, and from what.

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