File-Sharing Blamed for 30% Drop in Music Sales

The music industry has lost more than 30 percent in sales since 2001 because of illegal downloading, a top industry official said, giving evidence in a Swedish trial. John Kennedy, the head of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, told the Stockholm District Court that Swedish site The Pirate Bay had become "the No. 1 source of illegal music," following court actions against two other popular file-sharing sites, Grokster and Kazaa.

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