Piracy 'doesn't harm' legal digital music sales - EU Commission study

Brandon Bakshi

Research from the European Commission has found a negligable but "positive link" between online piracy and visits to legal music stores, and concludes that piracy "should not be seen as a growing concern" for digital business.

It also, however, says that the findings do not contradict previous reports showing physical sales displacement.

The research, based on a 16,000-person European sample from the The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, has suggested that piracy doesn’t hurt digital music revenues.

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