“EMI Group PLC Chairman Eric Nicoli Tuesday rebuffed Apple Computer Inc.’s assertion that a single price for songs sold over the Internet helps prevent piracy in the music industry,” MarketWatch reports. ‘I’m not persuaded by the argument that a single price deters piracy,’ Nicoli said at a news conference. ‘I’m not persuaded of the fact that a lower price deters piracy. What I am persuaded of is that making music more convenient and better value is a deterrent to piracy.’ Nicoli was responding to comments from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs who last month called music companies greedy for seeking higher prices for downloads and who argued that this would encourage piracy.”
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