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Is piracy policing contributing to drop in media sales?

Earlier today we looked at a press releases from PIPCU, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), which jointly announced that they’d been responsible for shutting down thousands of pirated sites, blocking others and even bringing criminal charges to bear against some of those …

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EU commission confirms piracy doesn’t harm music sales


Echoing something most file sharers have claimed for a long time and several studies have brought to light, new research from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, has provided further evidence that there is in-fact a positive correlation between those that download music illegally and those that purchase music from a licensed …

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Music industry revenue is growing


In a move that will make it a little harder for groups like the BPI to cry poverty, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced that the music industry’s revenue grew by 0.3 per cent throughout 2011, totalling nearly £11 billion. The reasoning behind the trend is …

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