RIAA: ISPs should pay for music swapping

(Reuters) Hillary Rosen, chairman and CEO the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has said that telecommunications companies and Internet service providers will be asked to pay up for giving their customers access to free song-swapping sites. The music industry is in a tailspin with global sales of CDs expected to fall six percent in 2003, its fourth consecutive annual decline. A major culprit, industry watchers say, is online piracy. Now, the industry wants to hit the problem at its source--Internet service providers (ISPs). 26 January 2003

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