Despite some 20,000+ lawsuits by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the latest most notable $222,000 jury verdict against a woman from Minnesota, Peer to Peer software keeps growing.
Apparently, P2P software usage has grown by 8 percent from 2005 to 2006. While the growth of P2P users has slowed down in 2006, numbers from 2005 show that there was a 47 percent growth up to 2006, so no matter how slower, it is still growing.
You know, for people that are supposed to bring art to wider population, these big production houses seem to spend too much time in the courtroom crying over how much money they should have made. I mean, what kind of a world are we living in when you can get a $222,000 punishment for downloading a couple of songs that are worth $23,76 in retail?
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