Several interesting news coming from the digital front. According to p2pnet, another study from media company Big Champagne indicates that P2P networks now boast over 9.6 million users, experiencing a steady increase despite RIAA and IFPI suits. The level of animosity against the music industry because of these actions is reaching a high level. But what makes things worse is that the RIAA is not targeting the largest sharers, they target normal people. The uber-hackers can mask their presence by the use of proxies and offshore VPN.
Similarly, legal downloads are on the increase. According to Big Champagne, more people buy music online than they do CDs. This is a tremendous shift in purchasing patterns, as more and more people rely on their iPods and digital players. Will the CD go the way of the tape?