[LINK] Ars: File-sharers are content industry's "largest customers"
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue May 4 10:03:56 AEST 2010
File-sharers are content industry's "largest customers"
By Nate Anderson | Last updated about 5 hours ago
Drawing on a major study of Dutch file-sharers, Prof. Nico van Eijk
of the University of Amsterdam concludes, "These figures show that
there is no sharp divide between file sharers and others in their
buying behaviour. On the contrary, when it comes to attending
concerts, and expenses on DVDs and games, file sharers are the
industry's largest customers... There does not appear to be a clear
relationship between the decline in sales and file sharing."
In fact, the study found that file-sharers often buy more content,
especially when it comes to films and games.
Roger Clarke http://www.rogerclarke.com/
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Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
Visiting Professor in Computer Science Australian National University
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