Real boss tackles online piracy

Wednesday, 19 February 2003, 1:47 PM EST

The head of the digital media software company says the entertainment industry needs to provide people with an alternative to using file-sharing services like Kazaa.

Real recently announced new software that it says will allow the media companies to distribute their music and video online without worrying about copies springing up across the web.

The music industry blames illegal music downloads for eating away at record sales, pointing to a 10% drop in album sales in the US in 2002.

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