The RIAA has published a blog post outlining the impact of the closure of Limewire in late 2010. Based on Nielsen Netview data, it claims that 65% of people who were using Limewire in September 2010 weren’t using other sites that primarily provide illegal downloads a year later – from a group including The Pirate Bay, Frostwire and Megaupload. “Broadening that to total audience with the regular panel weightings, of the 14 million U.S. Limewire users represented by the group in September 2010, 9.5 million did not use any of the unauthorized sites monitored one year later,” claims the post, before adding that 28m Americans were using illegal sites in September 2010, but that this had fallen to 19m a year later. “The single most important anti-piracy strategy remains innovation, experimentation and working with our technology partners to offer fans an array of legal music experiences. Results like these show, though, show that strategic enforcement is also necessary and do make a difference,” ends the post.
RIAA reveals impact of Limewire shutdown
April 13th, 2012 by Music Ally