From Ars TechnicaStudy: P2P users buy more music; apathy, not piracy, the problem
3/20/2006 12:33:53 PM, by Ken Fisher
When the movie or music industry commissions a study, it's usually to serve either a public relations purpose or lobbying need (or both). Sometimes, however, the study produces results that fall short of meeting the needs of the industry. That is what looks to have happened with a recent study commissioned by the Canadian branch of the RIAA, the Canadian Record Industry Association. While the study still shows that piracy is indeed a problem for the industry, it also shows that P2P users buy more music than is typically conceded; when people aren't buying music, P2P isn't the primary cause; and among those who use P2P, legitimate methods of obtaining music still dominate.[Full Article]
Unfortunately, the US Congress and Senate have their hands in the pockets of the RIAA. Don't expect the facts to do away with bad legislation. Make sure your government representatives know the truth. The MPAA and RIAA, through the DMCA, are hijacking your remaining freedoms.