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INTERVIEW - Don't jail illegal music sharers - UN agency | Reuters



By Matthias Williams NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The heavy punishment of illegal file sharers on the web will be counter-productive in the global fight against Internet piracy and copyright infringement,
...of all digitally distributed music is illegal...
INTERVIEW - Don't jail illegal music sharers - UN agency | Business News | Reuters

"Francis Gurry of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) said music copyright protection was "under the most severe stress" and the problem will likely spread to films as web connections speed up.

The music industry has been hit by rampant Internet piracy and has so far struggled to persuade consumers to pay for downloaded music.

Some 40 billion music files were illegally shared on the web in 2008, a piracy rate of 95 percent, WIPO cites industry estimates as showing."


Jesus that's depressing...