[LINK] DVD pirating costing industry $1.7b: Debus

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Mon Nov 10 16:58:50 AEDT 2008

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 08/11/2008, at 8:06 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> It'd be interesting to find the actual source of those figures, like
>> ars did in the US:
>> http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/dodgy-digits-behind-the-war-on-piracy.ars/1
>> http://tinyurl.com/4acrjt
> Bob Debus' office has told me that the figures come from an Australian  
> Institute of Criminology report "Intellectual property crime and  
> enforcement in Australia" published 3 October. http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/rpp/94/


Having only flipped through it, I am a little gobsmacked. The report appears to simply source its information from the industry without any critical analysis.

In any event the report still doesn't seem to support the $1.7B figure quoted for DVD piracy. 


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