File sharing and creation

A new paper by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf surveys studies and data on the impact of file sharing on the creation of copyright works. Bottom line: it is hard to find the negative impact.

2 thoughts on “File sharing and creation”

  1. It would be most interesting to look at other sharing of information benefits – particularly patent ntellectual property rights. It is my guess that getting rid of patents would increase innovation and invention.  Here is an interesting related talk on free as a disruptive marketing tool. http://www.wired.com/wiredbizprogram/index.html

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