„Pirates“ buy more music

Meine These, dass sogenannte Piraten P2P auch zum Vorhören von Platten benutzen, die sie später dann auch auf einem physischen Tonträger kaufen und sogar zu den besten Kunden der Musikindustrie gehören, bestätigt eine Studie der kanadischen Regierung und ich sehe wirklich keinen Grund, warum das nur auf Kanadier zutreffen sollte. Eat this, Copyright-Fuckers!

* When assessing the P2P downloading population, there was “a strong positive relationship between P2P file sharing and CD purchasing. That is, among Canadians actually engaged in it, P2P file sharing increases CD purchases.” The study estimates that one additional P2P download per month increases music purchasing by 0.44 CDs per year.

* When viewed in the aggreggate (ie. the entire Canadian population), there is no direct relationship between P2P file sharing and CD purchases in Canada. According to the study authors, “the analysis of the entire Canadian population does not uncover either a positive or negative relationship between the number of files downloaded from P2P networks and CDs purchased. That is, we find no direct evidence to suggest that the net effect of P2P file sharing on CD purchasing is either positive or negative for Canada as a whole.

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