The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales: An Empirical Analysis

@article{OberholzerGee2007TheEO,
  title={The Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales: An Empirical Analysis},
  author={Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={2007},
  volume={115},
  pages={1 - 42}
}
For industries ranging from software to pharmaceuticals and entertainment, there is an intense debate about the appropriate level of protection for intellectual property. The Internet provides a natural crucible to assess the implications of reduced protection because it drastically lowers the cost of copying information. In this paper, we analyze whether file sharing has reduced the legal sales of music. While this question is receiving considerable attention in academia, industry, and… 
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