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Submission + - Piracy Outstripping Legal Video Sales 4 to 1

b.burl writes: The NDP group (no relation to Canada's socialist party), has released a report stating: "Even though right now the majority of downloaded video content is adult-film content, the amount of intellectual property stolen from mainstream movie studios, networks, and record labels will continue to rise, unless strong and sustained action is taken to prevent piracy." In Q3 2006 2 percent of U.S. households (1.2 million) with Internet access paid for a video download from an online download store while 8% downloaded from a peer to peer network. Apple's iTunes led the market for paid digital video downloads, with nine in 10 downloads occurring on that site, followed by Vongo (5 percent), Movielink (3 percent) and less than one percent for CinemaNow. Sixty-two percent was TV program content, 24 percent was music video content and 6 percent was mainstream movie content. http://www.npd.com/press/releases/press_061220.htm l

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