Downloads on the up and up

The UK industry body BPI said there had been more than 10m downloads in the UK during the first half of 2005, and last week the iPod maker Apple confirmed that it had passed the landmark figure of 100m downloads from iTunes music stores across the European continent. The figures represent "a dramatic acceleration in the purchase of legally downloadable music on the internet," an Apple spokesman said.

From UK tops music download chart of Europe in today's Guardian

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