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Piracy Really Helps Music Sales

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Everyone knows that the entertainment industry has always blamed piracy for job loses, as well as for the economic crisis in whole. At the same time, the industry was trying to force down anti-piracy legislation within and beyond borders of the United States – laws that come into conflict with every fundamental human right that exists now. However, the latest study proves that the things are about to change.

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Aside from the fact that the entertainment industry has never brought into the court of law any evidence of the supposed damage related to illegal file-sharing, they have always relied on statutory damages, claiming that it is actually impossible to quantify this damage.

However, if you take a closer look at their revenues, you may come to a conclusion that they are not at all in a tight financial situation – it is in fact the opposite! Moreover, a great part of the file-sharing studies revealed that sharing files doesn’t have much effect on sales. This is true for music, film, and video games – for example, you may remember how Call of Duty’s series sales broke all the records recently.

One of the recent independent studies was carried out by Robert Hammond (Assistant Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University) and is titled “Profit Leak? Pre-Release File Sharing and the Music Industry”. The results of his research state that piracy really helps with increasing the sales of music albums.

Along with that, Robert Hammond points out that this study is more accurate than the earlier ones, because the sample size is larger: 1095 albums from 1075 musicians on the largest private BitTorrent tracker dedicated to music. His research was focused on albums that were leaked before being released, and showed that on average this had brought around 60% additional sales.

Source: ET

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SirSeedsAlot81609 • 28 May 2012, 04:59
Conducting the survey can not explain *why* piracy increases sale, only that is does. But it does make sense. Pirates are the new radio, whereas pirates who play their music advertise to those who do purchase music. That's my theory anyway....
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Smittech87051 • 28 May 2012, 06:35
I knew it!! I'm making Hollywood richer.Damn!tongue
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johnno235077 • 28 May 2012, 05:56
The copyright holders don't give a shite about the money its the loss of control they fear.
We the consumer can now decide and in the past we could only have what THEY offered.

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flashyteatz3646 • 28 May 2012, 16:21 Show comment
biggrinbiggrinAwesome info....so all u pirates out there and in here continue the good work you're doing....lollol
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RiverCoyote39195 • 28 May 2012, 21:46 Show comment
And so we shall!!!
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CaptainChronic_91212961 • 28 May 2012, 15:26 Show comment
Needed some info like this
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Akoni19651118 • 28 May 2012, 12:43 Show comment
I tend to buy a good 75% of the movies I download here if I like them. It's like a full version demo, it's fine for a short time, but the real thing can be reused and enjoyed 10 times over. Piracy to me is more like those sample stands you see in walmart and sams club...you get a taste leaving you wanting more.
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CaptainChronic_91212961 • 28 May 2012, 16:37 Show comment
I feel the same way about Music...
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pigslopper409 • 28 May 2012, 10:10 Show comment
A lot of the music I find on here, no one has ever heard. So when I do play it for others, some like it (some don't), and those that like it go and buy it. Free advertising for them! Sounds like a great deal!
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Smittech87051 • 28 May 2012, 06:35 Show comment
I knew it!! I'm making Hollywood richer.Damn!tongue
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SirSeedsAlot81609 • 28 May 2012, 06:37 Show comment
well, they still write-off millions in theft loss on their taxes so you are helping them twice!!!
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johnno235077 • 28 May 2012, 10:39 Show comment
there is proof that the last five years Hollywood has each year recorded highest ever profits year on year. So they keep breaking ther own profit records even when they say we have caused them to lose 375,000 jobs which is higher than they have ever employed and also they state that the billions lost in revenue...
let me repeat that .....Billions lost in revenue ??? The math does not compute in my tired brain as they are breaking each year their own profit records.....
i sound like a frigging parrot but they will never admit to doing well only use fictitious numbers to seize the nets for their own gratification and then uzurp the P2P protocols to use as their own distribution system.
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Akoni19651118 • 28 May 2012, 12:45 Show comment
they lose jobs cause they fire people cause piracy does a better job of boosting their sales...why pay people thousands to do the job pirates do for free XD
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johnno235077 • 28 May 2012, 05:56 Show comment
The copyright holders don't give a shite about the money its the loss of control they fear.
We the consumer can now decide and in the past we could only have what THEY offered.
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Pick_n_Roll20593 • 28 May 2012, 06:25 Show comment
yeah that's true
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SirSeedsAlot81609 • 28 May 2012, 04:59 Show comment
Conducting the survey can not explain *why* piracy increases sale, only that is does. But it does make sense. Pirates are the new radio, whereas pirates who play their music advertise to those who do purchase music. That's my theory anyway....
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Henry8181535 • 28 May 2012, 05:46 Show comment
Thats A Really Good Theory
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SirSeedsAlot81609 • 28 May 2012, 06:38 Show comment
wow, thanks for saying!! :)~
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CaptainChronic_91212961 • 28 May 2012, 16:38 Show comment
Make sense
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