Hard questions for the entertainment industry (RIAA and MPAA)

At bottom, the questions try raise one fundamental question: Can the entertainment industry actually prove that backing up DVDs, engaging in non-commercial file-swapping, and recording from digital radio are a threat to the bottom line? Past studies have found that file-swapping, the music industry’s biggest concern, actually leads people to purchase more music and to spend more money. If this is a problem, it’s the sort of problem most businesses would kill for. Limited evidence suggests that DRM actually hurts sales of CDs and aggravates customers, especially when that DRM is a rootkit.

Read this article from Ars Technica and visit Recording Industry vs The People a blog documenting the case for P2P.

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