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$583 spent on online content in first half of 2004

Online Publishers Association reported that Web surfers spent $853 mln in the first half of 2004 on paid content. That was a 14% increase from the same period in the previous year.

Online Publishers Association reported that Web surfers spent $853 mln in the first half of 2004 on paid content. That was a 14% increase from the same period in the previous year. The increase was due in large part to a surge in music downloads. Subscription fees for business investment content fell 6% in the same period.