The Decline of File Sharing

According to the “Annual Music Study 2012” released by the NPD Group, there was a “significant” decline in illegal music file sharing last year—a drop of 17% in 2012 compared to the previous year. The practice peaked in 2005, when 20% of Internet users aged 13+ used peer-to-peer services; in 2012, the number dropped to 11%.

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