Post Tagged with: "file sharing"

NDP, Billy Bragg Make Case For Legalized Downloading

The NDP's Charlie Angus and musician Billy Bragg held a press conference in Ottawa this morning to argue against criminalizing music downloading, instead supporting mechanisms to fully legalize the activity.

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November 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Study Finds Downloaders Spend More On Music

A new UK study finds that people who illegally download music also spend more money on music than anyone else. The survey found that those who admit illegally downloading music spent an average of £77 a year on music, which was £33 more than those who claim that they never […]

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November 2, 2009 4 comments Must Reads

How UK Government Spun 136 People Into 7 Million Illegal File Sharers

The BBC reports on how the UK government turned a single survey in which 136 people indicated they file shared to claim that there are seven million file sharers in the country. Similar exaggerations occured in Canada earlier this year when the Conference Board of Canada relied on a 2006 […]

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September 8, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

UK Report Says Users Shifting From P2P To Streaming

A UK report says that file sharing is dropping among teenagers as many switch to streaming services such as YouTube and Spotify.

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July 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Knopf Exposes CRIA’s Myths About Myths

Howard Knopf has a must-read post that responds to CRIA's Richard Pfohl's letter to the editor that in turn responded to my column on Canadian file sharing myths.

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June 18, 2009 9 comments Must Reads