CD Sales Increasing; File Sharing Increasing — Whose Assumptions Are Wrong?

from the bah!-evidence! dept

Even while studies have shown that file sharing has been growing lately, reports are out saying that CD sales are actually up. This isn’t all that surprising, for a variety of reasons. First, the RIAA had been manipulating the numbers all along, and after a point, the reality had to hit. Second, the economy has been picking up. And, as many people pointed out, the economic downturn was probably the biggest factor in music sales declines. Of course, the industry is going to spin this as if their lawsuits “worked,” when all the evidence shows that there’s actually more file sharing happening now than before. However, the recording industry isn’t known for actually looking at evidence.

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