Piracy Not Abating, But Legal Downloading Up

A new study says that, despite all the lawsuits and threats being propagated by the recording industry, illegal downloading of music is continuing at roughly the same level as before the anti-piracy efforts began. However, the number of tracks being made available for illegal file-swapping appears to have fallen somewhat. The industry also points out that “global sales of legal downloads [have] passed $1bn and music downloaded onto mobile phones [is] now worth $400m per year.”