Legal vs. Illegal Downloads: What's the Difference?

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Legal vs. Illegal Downloads: What's the Difference?

Apparently not much -- counter to the claims of the recording industry.

Check out this report entitled "The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales: An Empirical Analysis," about a recent study that noted that illegal music downloads (you know who are are!) have less than a 1% affect on the sale of CDs.

In fact, there was a relationship between high downloads and high CD sales -- of course, depending on the artist.

All this goes to show that we still want our music -- whatever it may be -- and are willing to pay -- or not pay -- for it.

Just wish the recording industy would stop "crying wolf" all of the time about how bad things are ...

Everybody looked pretty good at the Grammy Awards the other night ...

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