New studies reach opposite conclusions about P2P's impact

As part of a lobbying effort for Canadian copyright reform, a study commissioned by the Canadian Intellectual Property Council has claimed that "reforms that deter peer to peer (P2P) downloading will lead to increased music sales and artist revenues and the preservation of jobs in the creative industries".

Its top line findings are that:

  • three-quarters of those using P2P to download "some or all of their music" would go to legal sources if P2Ps were no longer available
  • those who ...

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