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Music industry wrong about file sharing teens

Jul 14, 2009, 07:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Davey Winder)

"Speaking at the iTunes Music Festival in London last night, to an audience comprised largely of teenagers, Stephen Fry launched a somewhat surprisingly ferocious attack on how the entertainment industry tries to defend copyright interests in the digital age.

"Fry said that when it came to pursuing file sharers "my business - the film business, the television business, the music business - is doing the wrong thing".

"Fry thinks that it is preposterous to think that "someone who bit-torrents an episode of 24 is the same as someone who steals somebody's handbag". He has a good point, of course, but new research might suggest that such actions are having results."

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