IFPI slams EU piracy study as 'flawed and misleading'

Tom Pakinkis

The IFPI has slammed the recent report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre which concluded that piracy has no effect on legal digital music purchases. The international trade body called the study “flawed, misleading and disconnected from commercial reality.”

Scrutinising the JRC study, which uses Nielsen Netview data on the number of clicks to legal and illegal services that contain music, the IFPI said that “the findings seem disconnected from commercial reality, are based on a limited view of ...

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