Recording Industry Has 'Virtually Eliminated Illegal File-Sharing' In Norway -- By Offering Better Products
from the they-said dept
A countrywide survey in December 2014 showed that just 4% of Norwegians under 30 years still used illegal file-sharing platforms to get hold of music.The head of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Norway, Marte Thorsby, explains why she thinks that has happened:
Even better for the worldwide industry, less than 1% of people under 30 years said that file-sharing was their main source of obtaining music.
"We are now offering services that are both better and more user-friendly than illegal platforms… In [the past] five years, we have virtually eliminated illegal file-sharing in the music industry."There we have it from the recording industry itself: offer "better and more user-friendly" products and illegal file-sharing just goes away on its own -- no intrusive surveillance, punitive three-strikes or clumsy site blocking required. How much clearer does it have to be?
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