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June 13, 2005

New Report Suggests Minimal Causality

Wired: According to a report issued today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which is an international organization that promotes democracy and free trade, "File-swapping networks alone are not to blame for the recording industry's woes and might plausibly be converted into legitimate channels for distributing music...The group's report also suggested that it's difficult to establish a link between piracy and the music industry's shrinking revenues."

The OECD report also said that P2P networks have legitimate uses beyond trading copyright music and movies and P2P networking is a "new and innovative technology which finds increasingly useful applications in new communication and other services." As expected, the findings were questioned by the IFPI...

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