Australian unis in court over file-swapping

Major record companies have instigated a legal battle with Australian universities over students’ alleged use of university networks to engage in illegal file swapping. But while the major music companies may fret over falling revenue, one label saw its business jump 33 percent last year — thanks in part to the recordable compact discs that the industry says are hurting its sales. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is using CD-Rs, to ensure that each release in its extensive catalogue is always available

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