Friday September 30, 2016

Movie Piracy and Displaced Sales in Europe

A new study published by the European Commission shows that online movie piracy hurts sales....except where it doesn't. This is also assuming the 30,000 respondents in six countries answered a survey about piracy honestly. Seriously, who takes surveys?

This paper presents estimates of lost movie sales due to unpaid movie consumption. We are the first to provide estimates that are recent, representative of the internet-using population, and cover multiple countries. implications for copyright policy.