Illegal music downloads topped 43m in UK H1 2012 - report

Tom Pakinkis

Illegal-filesharing topped 33 million albums and 10 million singles in H1 2012 in the UK, according to a new report.

Musicmetric has released a study that suggests that more than twice as many albums were downloaded illegally over the six-month period as were legitimately bought through digital outlets.

Conclusions have been drawn from the data suggesting that the illegal download activity equates to £500m in lost revenue at retail, although that assumes that all illegal downloaders would have bought a ...

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