Study finds that filesharing is about convenience, not unwillingness to pay

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Courtesy of an article in El Reg, I discovered an interesting report prepared by US think-tank American Assembly and Columbia University. Rather drily titled “Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US“, it’s a summarised set of results from an extensive survey of the America public. Obviously, the US isn’t the UK and some of the …

Digital music sales soar in 2011. BPI sees glass as half empty.

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According to a press release from the BPI, sales of digital music rocketed in 2011: Adele’s 21 reaches 3.8m sales – the biggest-ever selling album in a single year. Fourth successive year of record singles sales, up 10.0% to 177.9m CD still accounts for a strong three-quarter share of UK album sales. Digital album sales …