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How Reliable is the Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf Paper on File-Sharing?

36 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2007 Last revised: 1 Sep 2014

Stan J. Liebowitz

University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics

Date Written: September 1, 2007

Abstract

This is a lengthy critique of the empirical findings, factual claims, and logic of the empirical examination of file-sharing by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf. It is written for a general audience and provides details of calculations, data, and industry measurements that allow replication by the reader whenever possible. It provides much of the detail for the shorter, more academic version that is also posted.

Keywords: file sharing, mp3, copying, copyright

JEL Classification: K0, L0, L5, L8

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Liebowitz, Stan J., How Reliable is the Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf Paper on File-Sharing? (September 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1014399 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1014399

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