Friday, 6 November 2009

A classic 'lose-lose' policy...

I've just read a news item that so turns received wisdom about copyright on its head I just had to share it with you.

The Pirate Party UK are reporting that people who 'illegally' download music are, in fact, the music industry's best customers!

On average, according to the results of a study carried out by left-leaning think-tank Demos, people who share digital files are likely to spend more cash on copyrighted materials than those who don't: so misguided Labour plans to stamp out file-sharing are not only bad for Internet freedom and music, it seems they could hit the music industry where it hurts too. I think that's what you call a 'lose-lose' policy.

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