File Sharing Putting CD Counterfeiters Out Of Business?

from the perhaps-the-RIAA-should-be-happy... dept

While studies have shown that unauthorized file sharing has no real impact on legitimate CD sales, the site TorrentFreak is suggesting that it has hurt one business: counterfeit CDs. The guys who stand on the street corners or at flea market selling cheap, but fake, copies of popular CDs are finding a lot less demand these days thanks mainly to file sharing. In the past, if someone didn't want to pay top dollar for a CD, their only choice was basically to buy one of these knockoffs. However, these days, with the growth of file sharing, they're better off just getting the songs free online. People who still want real copies of the CDs still buy them, but the market for cheap knockoffs just isn't there any more. Of course, you never hear the RIAA mentioning this "positive" aspect of file sharing...
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  1. identicon
    Jus Rhymz, 21 May 2007 @ 12:44pm

    Pirates Live On

    My best friend is a CD/dvd pirate. This guy has everything. He sells cd's 8 for $20 and DVDs 4 for $15. Everything is $5 each. I used to buy stuff off him simply because 1. I dont know how to download. 2. I dont have time to download. 3. He has everything I would want to buy all the time.

    he has a area in chicago that is about 1 mile long and full of retail shops and restaurants. He works that beat and sells his products during the day and has people order things for pick up at his place at night.

    I dont see this young man as a criminal but a aggressive motivated young entreprenuer. So what Brad Pitt and 50 cent miss out on sales because of this guy selling counterfeits of their work, that just means they get to buy 1 less lamborgini while working class people like me get to save money or buy something else more important. If they hate piracy so much become authors because I never see boot leg books for sell.

    anyone care to share with me in a step by step fashion how I can download music or movies for free? You guys just dontn beleive people like me dont know how to do that yet!lol

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