Does the recording industry profit from piracy in any way?
September 18, 2010 11:48 AM Subscribe
Are there ways in which record companies (e.g., Sony, Universal Music Group, Warner Bros) actually profit from piracy?
posted by toftflin to law & government (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A lawyer friend of mine, who is involved in a case involving music piracy, asked me this question.
They offered the example of Sony selling MP3 players and CD/DVD burners.
Another example was Sony advertising on websites that contain links to pirated films.
Are there any other examples of the recording industry profiting from or supporting piracy?