Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 26, 2013

Illegal Music Downloading Decreased Significantly In 2012

Uh oh, what is the RIAA going to complain about now? Okay, that was a stupid question, they are still going to complain. wink

According to The NPD Group, a global information company, illegal music file sharing declined significantly in 2012. Last year the number of consumers using peer-to-peer (P2P) services to download music declined 17 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year. When P2P file sharing peaked in 2005, one in five Internet users aged 13 and older (33 million people) used P2P services to download music; however, last year that number fell to 11 percent (21 million people).