OECD: No Real Link between File-Sharing, Music Industry Slump

Good to see that the OECD corroborates the fact that the music industry is just using file sharing as a scapegoat:

“In a report published earlier this week, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) downplayed the role of Internet file-sharing in the recording industry’s 20% revenue slump between 1999 and 2003. The OECD said it was difficult to establish a causal relationship between file-sharing and lost CD sales, adding that illegal CD copying and other factors may have played a role. The OECD concluded that the industry should do more to embrace licensed file-sharing and other new forms of digital music distribution. The report also criticised the current range of incompatible audio and digital rights management formats, which it said face concerns over transparency, privacy and restrictive usage terms that deny fair uses. “

(Via European Tech Wire.)

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