Illegal file sharing rises despite threats

by admin November 19, 2005 at 12:11 pm

Most users unconcerned by recent legal crackdowns

Recently released figures from research consultancy XTN Data claim that illegal file sharing over the internet continues to grow and that most users are unconcerned by potential legal action.

Two-thirds of people using file sharing software to access music are not concerned by the threat of legal action from record labels, according to the report.

Greig Harper, founder of XTN Data, said: “We estimate there to be 52 million people in the US using file sharing software. In the past two years legal action in the US has seen 3,500 cases resolved.”

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