The BPI's "Digital Music Nation 2010" report

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The BPI announced their latest report on digital music sales and "piracy", entitled Digital Music Nation 2010. As usual, it consists of a careful mix of truth, lies, delicately chosen misleading statistics and precisely spun industry snapshots.  TorrentFreak have published some initial analysis. While we go through the report with a fine-toothed comb and a magnifying glass to try and figure out what's reallygoing on, my take on the situation can be found after the cut.


BPI Announces Increased Revenue "Despite Piracy"

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 12:00

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the organisation that represents the record industry, has recently released a summary of their 2009 sales, showing growth of 1.4% over the year - a performance that was 2.2% stronger than the rest of the economy - and these figures do not include live shows or performance royalties.

10,000 people call for proper debate on the Digital Economy Bill

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The Digital Economy Bill has always been highly controversial. It threatens to take away the right to a fair trial, it threatens to kill off Wi-Fi hotspots, it threatens to introduce collective punishment and places ridiculous burdens on both ISPs and their customers. It is (if the rumours that amendment 120a came directly from the desk of Richard Mollet, Director of Public Affairs at the BPI are true) quite literally a law written by the record companies for the record companies.

Pirate Party UK criticises inconsistencies in BASCAP report

Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 - 18:45

The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) today released a study on the supposed effects piracy has and will have on the EU's Creative Industries. The Pirate Party has criticised the report for containing dubious facts, inconsistencies and sloppy methodology.

Panorama: Separating Fact from Fiction

Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 03:15

The Pirate Party UK has come out as highly critical of the BBC's recent Panorama programme for its disappointing coverage of the Digital Economy Bill.


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