Mark Cuban recently wrote a rant about how the recording industry's unwavering belief that suing their customers would solve their problems, despite plenty of evidence that (1) their problems weren't caused by file sharing and (2) the lawsuits weren't having any real impact was the definition of insanity. While it might not be insane, exactly, it sure does seem thick headed. Of course, this is the same group of folks who refuse to believe any academic research that suggests they could do much better by embracing file sharing. However, it seems that this thick headedness is being exported around the world. While file sharing use continues to be on the rise in the US, despite thousands of lawsuits, both the recording industry in the UK and the recording industry in South Korea have decided to follow the exact same strategy. You might have thought that folks in those countries would look at how such a policy has failed in the US and conclude it wasn't worth it elsewhere -- but apparently that thought process is a bit too complicated.
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