The MP3 audio compression format always seems to be at the center of debate when it comes to online delivery of music. The Recording Industry Association of America, which represents U.S. record labels, has insisted publicly that it is not against the format, but it is considering adding Lycos to the roster of defendants in lawsuits it has filed over use of the technology, and it is blaming MP3 for a slump in CD sales among 15- to 24-year-olds.
Music industry blames MP3 for sagging sales
The Recording Industry Association of America is "puzzled" by a slump in CD sales among 15- to 24-year-olds--and it is pointing a finger at MP3.
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