But the positive developments have not eliminated the negative effects of the anemic Japanese economy and CD piracy
on the company's net balance.
The big-media recording companies blame the state of the industry in part to the constant plague of CD piracy
and to the free downloading of music via the Internet.
Carson continued, "To further reduce rampant CD piracy
, it is critical to utilize technology which additionally enables the music industry to protect its digital content until the album's release date.
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MICROSOFT has released new software aimed at helping the music industry stop CD piracy
In Northern Ireland, the Real IRA are said to rake in funds through their involvement in video and CD piracy
Earlier this year, four plants involved in CD piracy
were shut down.
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry put the global value of CD piracy
at pounds 3billion.
Commercial CD piracy
is an ongoing problem in this industry.
A CD piracy
ring worth millions of pounds was smashed by police today.
30 fell into the red as CD sales took a pounding from rampant Net-based pop music file swapping and CD piracy
He said: "The UK economy was very strong last year, CD piracy
isn't really a problem.
The IFPI, which has established its own international piracy team, emphasises the fact the organised crime is becoming increasingly involved in CD piracy
, using ever more sophisticated processes to establish global distribution networks.