Song Stealing Hooligans

By Patrick Appel

David Glenn on the debate over the economics of file sharing:

Does file sharing decrease CD sales, or doesn't it? A widely publicized study released last year by the Canadian government found that file sharing actually increases CD sales. But that study is an outlier. A majority of economic studies have concluded that file sharing hurts sales, though often to a more modest degree than the record industry would like the public to believe.