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On 31/03/04, David Seubert wrote:
> For those of you who were at the ARSC Conference and heard the
> spokesperson for the RIAA state that downloading is the cause of the
> recent decline in CD sales might want to read about a new study which
> found that this is not true:
>
> http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994831

Here is the original paper. It seems very thorough.

http://www.unc.edu/~cigar/papers/FileSharing_March2004.pdf

However, I suspect the RIAA are against anybody being able to hear any
music without paying for it, even if it were shown that downloading
greatly increased sales. Some people feel that nothing should ever be
free - they would commercialise the Library of Congress if they could.

Regards
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Don Cox
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