Thursday, July 22, 2004

Global CD piracy trade tops $4.5 billion

Music piracy pricetag: $4.5 billion : "Study: Over 1 billion illegally copied CDs sold in 2003; 1 in 3 discs purchased was pirated.More than one out of every three music compact discs bought by consumers in 2003 was pirated, according to global trade body the International Federation for the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

And at $4.5 billion, the pirated music market represents nearly 15 percent of the worth of the global record music market, the IFPI estimated.

The IFPI named its top ten offending countries in its annual report, including G8 member Russia and Spain, the only European Union entry on the list.

Other perennial hot spots on this year's list were Brazil, China, Taiwan, Ukraine, Thailand, Mexico, Paraguay, and first-time entry Pakistan, which replaced Poland.

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4 comments:

Uzer S. said...

As a tech weblog it should be a no-brainer to have an RSS feed enabled. Please generate one as I believe Blogger has started the service for it's free users as well.

Thanks and good work.

Uzer S. said...

Also how do you get to be a writer on the site?

Zunaira said...

Uzer: Email me at zd@spider.tm with details on your profile.

KO said...

There's already a atom feed: http://spiderisat.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Most aggregrators should be able to read it just fine. The free version of blogger doesn't currently support rss feeds. At least I don't see any option beyond the atom feed in the interface.