Monday, June 27, 2005


Third Of All CDs Are Pirated

Well, gee, if you record industry guys wouldn't have fought against the market trend towards downloading, maybe this wouldn't be quite so large of a problem:

A leading industry group claimed this week that the global black market for stolen music discs reached $4.6 billion last year -- or one in three CDs. In 31 countries, including Chile, the Czech Republic, Greece, India and Turkey, sales of pirated discs exceeded legitimate sales.

You can't have globalized free trade if your trading partners don't respect your intellectual property. Oops!
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