Thursday, November 29, 2007

Official: P2P music not harming Canada

Published Monday 5th November 2007 15:14 GMT
Another study of P2P networks has found that music file-sharing has no detrimental effect on the CD racket and, if anything, is associated with higher physical sales.
This time the verdict comes from two University of London economists working for Canadian government business tentacle Industry Canada.
Birgitte Andersen and Marion Frenz crunched government-sponsored research data, and concluded: "Among Canadians who engage in P2P file-sharing, our results suggest that for every 12 P2P downloaded songs, music purchases increase by 0.44 CDs. That is, downloading the equivalent of approximately one CD increases purchasing by about half of a CD."

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