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CRIA warns of file-sharing impact

News | 07/13/2004 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) says nearly 30% of those it surveyed in a recent poll said file-sharing, downloading and music burning were the main reason they’ve purchased less music in the past month. In a spring poll of 1,200 of Canadians over 12 years old commissioned from Pollara Inc., the number of people who say they’ve used popular file-sharing software Kazaa has grown from 8% in the fall of 2001 to 26% in spring 2004. The survey shows that almost half of those who use file-sharing sites downloaded between 20 and 100 tracks in the past month, which translates into roughly 180 million tracks per month.

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