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NPD: Paid Downloads Gains on P2P

Postby p2p-sharing-rules » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:03 pm

[quote]The NPD Group: Legal Music Downloads Were Fastest Growing Digital Music Category in 2006

Legal download rates gain on peer-to-peer file sharing in 2006, but industry challenges from piracy remain

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to The NPD Group, a leading consumer and retail information company, 2006 offered the music industry positive and negative news. The recording industry registered solid growth of digital music sales from services like iTunes, but they continue to fight against serious challenges from music piracy in the form of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.

“Legal a la carte downloads were the fastest growing digital music category in 2006, and it is likely that the annual number of legal users will surpass P2P users in 2007,â€
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