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weak conclusion (1)

bio_end_io_t (2771123) | about a year ago | (#43214757)

"If this estimate is given a causal interpretation, it means that clicks on legal purchase websites would have been 2 percent lower in the absence of illegal downloading websites," according to the study. If it is given a casual interpretation they can come to pretty much any conclusion. All the study really shows is that people who like music are more likely to visit more media outlets to acquire it, be them legal or otherwise. I'd like to see a better analysis on this topic just because I am actually curious to know whether or not piracy hurts online record sales.
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