Fewer people are illegally downloading and sharing music, NPD Group said in a report today.
Among those surveyed for NPD's "Annual Music Study 2012," 40 percent who illegally downloaded music via peer-to-peer services in 2011 said they had stopped or decreased their illegal downloads in 2012.
Overall, the number of illegally downloaded songs from P2P services dropped by 26 percent in 2012 from 2011.
Part of that was due to an overall decline in the use of P2P services. At the 2005 peek of P2P file sharing networks, 33 million people used them. For 2012, that number … Read more