How Reliable is the Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf Paper on File-Sharing?
Stan J. Liebowitz
University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics
September 1, 2007
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: file sharing, mp3, copying, copyright
JEL Classification: K0, L0, L5, L8
Date posted: September 23, 2007 ; Last revised: September 1, 2014