Interesting Tim O'Reilly article.

From: Wayne M. Smith <>
Date: Sat Dec 14 01:01:00 2002

> Wayne M. Smith wrote:
> > Unit CD sales were down 10% last year, the first double digit drop ever.
> > Some argue that there might be reasons contributing to this other than
> > piracy,
> Given that MOST industries making non-essential consumer goods have lost
> way more than 10% in sales, I think that is pretty good evidence that
> "piracy" is NOT the problem.
But sales of the other major entertainment media are up -- movie ticket sales
have grown and home video has taken off on the back of the DVD format, and these
are clearly non-essentials as well. Entertainment products are often
counter-cyclical. Perhaps it's the quality of the product.
Received on Sat Dec 14 2002 - 01:01:00 GMT

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