As Amazon said last week, mountains of fake products have been damaging legitimate music sellers. The rising tide of fake goods can only hurt the high street, cutting into retail profits as customers look for cheap deals to cut their Christmas shopping bills. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been hearing from Phil Lewis, who is a strategy advisor to the US-based Anti-Counterfeiting Group.
An Ofcom report showed the average person in the UK spends just under 9 hours using media and communications every day - more than they spend sleeping.
The telecom regulator's annual Communications Market Report, revealed some interesting data regarding the digital state of the nation.
Joe Aldridge spoke to Professor Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey about the changing ways we access the internet.
Steve Clarke, Joe Aldridge, Professor Alan Woodward
Paid-for video and music subscriptions have certainly seen a surge in usage over the past two years, but it seems that it's the music market that's seen the highest amplification in consumer interest. Rebecca McGrath, Research Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss Mintel's new report.
The UK's creative industries are punching above their weight according to a report by Nesta. But a lack of government support means that crown could soon be lost. Only one country whose government does support its creative industries is South Korea, where government schemes have turned a small country into a pop culture titan. Robert Van Egghen looked into Korean culture's economic success.