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Hollywood copes with tech frets

July 18, 2007

Hollywood copes with tech frets

Nearly five years after the launch of iTunes, music execs are in more of a panic than ever. Due in part to online file-sharing and casual sharing of burned CDs among friends, album sales fell 20% this year and digital downloads, while growing, aren't nearly enough to make up the difference...

"DRM is not only useless against piracy, but it's counter-productive because it gives otherwise legitimate consumers one more reason to prefer the illegitimate copy," says Fred von Lohman, senior intellectual property attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a prominent DRM critic.

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