US Is Nothing Compared To The Rest Of The World On Music Sharing
from the not-getting-any-better dept
As the music industry continues their self-destructive program of suing the folks who should be their best customers, it's worth noting that the issue of file sharing and unauthorized CDs takes place on a much smaller scale here than in other parts of the world. In both Europe and Asia, it appears people have even less of an issue with the concept of listening to music they haven't paid for - or buying much cheaper copied CDs. And, while the industry may hope that an "educational" campaign will work in the US (though, it won't), the attitudes outside the US suggest it's an even longer shot there. What all this means is that, even if the RIAA really could sue everyone in the US who was found sharing songs, people would still be able to download songs from file sharers around the globe. So, basically (as has been said many times before) this sue everyone strategy will do nothing to stop file sharing, will upset many customers and does nothing to give people what they want. Sounds like a brilliant business strategy.