A report by the NPD Group shows that while pay-per download models are growing, the vast majority of downloads are still via Peer-to-Peer networks.
It could all come down to the Supreme Court ruling in the MGM vs. Grokster case that determines whether digital downloads will cease to exist or not. According to NPD, P2P (peer-to-peer) downloads are still ruling the net despite increased interest by users in the pay-to download market. To give you an idea of just how skewed the landscape really is, in March of 2005 243 million songs were downloaded from P2P services compared to only 26 million songs that were actually purchased online.
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