The RIAA claims that record sales are down 7% since last year and claims it is due to filesharing and is using that information to lobby for legislation that would help them maintain their position. However, according to Soundscan, the company that tracks sales of albums at the register, music sales are up by almost 10% since last year. The discrepancy seems to be the result of some creative accounting and some blatant attempts to manipulate the situation. Tssk tssk.