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[TorrentFreak] Online Music Piracy Doesn't Hurt Sales, European Commission Finds

New research published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre shows that online piracy doesn’t hurt digital music revenues. The researchers examined browsing habits from 16,000 Europeans and found that there’s a positive link between online piracy and visits to legal music stores, irrespective of people’s interest in music. [...]

From that perspective, our findings suggest that digital music piracy should not be viewed as a growing concern for copyright holders in the digital era. In addition, our results indicate that new music consumption channels such as online streaming positively affect copyrights owners.” [...]

https://torrentfreak.com/online-piracy-is-not-hurting-music-revenues-eur...