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NEWS - July 31, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / July 30, 2007 5:30 PM PDT

Online music piracy hits record

High online prices, controversial technology and receding fears of prosecution is emboldening digital pirates.
Internet music piracy is riding at record levels and is set to rise as newly emboldened consumers revolt against high online prices and controversial technology designed to prevent digital bootlegging.

In a survey carried out by Entertainment Media Research, 43 per cent of people said they illegally downloaded tracks, up from 36 per cent in 2006.

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