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French anti-P2P law cuts back pirating, but music sales still decline | Ars Technica



The French authority Hadopi released a report on the effects of its law …
Saw an interesting article yesterday:

French anti-P2P law cuts back pirating, but music sales still decline
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For all the fanfare in Hadopi's 14-page report celebrating the crackdown on music and video piracy, the music and video industries in France did not see increased profit in 2011 compared to the year before. The overall recorded music industry saw a 3.9 percent loss, and France's video market dropped 2.7 percent overall.
Reading the figures, it looks like all internet-based figures (sales, legal site visits, legal streaming, etc) increased over this last year -- though it's important to note that they increase everywhere else, as well -- but overall music revenue in France is still declining. Food for thought.