J_RaD - 10:06 pm on Jul 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
Declining music revenue has mostly to do with the transition from CD albums to digital singles. CD albums used to account for 90-95% of the industry's revenue base, but people (well, Apple and other digital stores) figured out a way to stop consumers from getting ripped off when they're forced to buy an entire album when all they want is a song, and the industry's revenue has been declining ever since.
Piracy has contributed to the decline, but I would say in the grand scheme of things, it's actually quite insignificant.
The only way we can fight with this situation is to introduce stringent regulations for ISPs and Search Engines. For an ISP it's very easy to detect people downloading illegal music. Simply report them to the police and deal done.
so you are a fan of ISPs watching every single bit of traffic coming and going from your computer? na that won't be abused, right?
also keeping your ISP from knowing what you are doing and where you are going isn't that hard.
again..... using pirates as an excuse to pass laws and do things that will only make the ordinary user pay.
Its easy to stand on the soapbox but just remember you'll have to eat your own dog food too.
Similarly, for the search engines, simply drop the pirate sites from your index. It's easy!
yes web censorship is that EASY....... slippery slope?