CD-R Abuse Hits German Market Hard

Spahr, Wolfgang
April 2002
Billboard;4/6/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 14, p55
Trade Publication
Focuses on the decline in the value of record shipments in Germany in 2001, according to local labels body the Federal Association of the Phonographic Industry (BPW). Impact of illegal copying of music, including piracy, CD-R copying, and illegal downloads; Statistics; Comments of BPW chairman Gerd Gebhardt on the so-called playground piracy; Assertion of Gebhardt that all CDs released in Germany will be fitted with an anti-copying mechanism by the end of 2002.


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