Time to Change tactics?

The RIAA has brought thousands of copyright-infringement lawsuits for illegal music downloads in recent years. Nevertheless, as The Guardian reported on Monday, “illegal music downloading is at an all-time high and set to rise further” because “a growing band of consumers are unconcerned about being prosecuted for illegal downloads.” In the face of such abject failure of its current business model and enforcement tactics, how long before the recording industry shifts business models?

One Reply to “Time to Change tactics?”

  1. JesseR

    Its amazing recording companies continue to produce albums from the likes of Linsday Lohan and Ashlee Simpson, who have zero talent but significant marketability (based purely on celebrity). Until the record labels start finding real talent, those artists who would still play music in the subway if they didn’t have a contract, consumers will continue their course of silent retaliation.

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