Number of unauthorized music files in 2008


Stat: 40 billion files in 2008

Stat Categories: Music Industry Stats

Tags: file sharing,P2P,peer-to-peer,illegal downloading,unauthorized,music

Years: 2008

Stat Source: IFPI

Publisher (site that mentioned this stat): IFPI Digital Music Report 2009

Submitted By: Michael Raeford

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