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RE: Musikindustrie-verliert-1999-$1,400,000,000

| -----Original Message-----
| From: Thomas Roessler [mailto:roessler@guug.de]
| Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 2:42 PM
| To: debate@fitug.de
| Subject: Re: Musikindustrie-verliert-1999-$1,400,000,000
| On 2000-02-28 14:11:04 +0100, Ralf Stephan wrote:
| >           Music Posted by michael on Sunday February 27, @04:22PM
| >                           from the two-faced dept.
| >    In exciting news this week, the RIAA announced that due 
| to the massive
| >    piracy of digital music "ripped" from CD's and made 
| available over the
| >    Internet, the music industry lost negative 
| $1,400,000,000 in CD sales
| >    in 1999. In fact, the damage was so extreme that the 
| industry shipped
| >             negative 90 million fewer CD's than the year before.
| Zu den Aussagen möchte ich doch zu gerne die Berechnungsgrundlage
| sehen.  Interessant wäre vor allem, wie die RIAA zu dem Schluß
| kommt, daß das Internet an den Verlusten schuld sei.

reingefallen :-) Liefer mal -90 Mio. CD's *weniger* aus... 

...weiter unten in der Meldung auf Slashdot wird es auch erläutert : 

> Oh, I can't keep up the fake news any more... In fact, the RIAA reports
that the music
> industry - especially non-copy-protected CD's - is booming. Not only did
the record 
> industry sell 10.8% more CD's than last year, they raised their income on
those disks 
> by 12.3% - so not only are you buying more music, but you're paying more
for each disk 
> you buy. Income from CD's alone increased by 1.4 billion dollars last
year. So where's 
> the crippling damage from evil music pirates? If they're suffering so
badly, why does 
> their profit chart look like Microsoft's?

  der die Meldung auch zweimal lesen mußte...