How Reliable is the Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf Paper on File-Sharing?
36 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2007 Last revised: 1 Sep 2014
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: file sharing, mp3, copying, copyright
JEL Classification: K0, L0, L5, L8
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By Richard Watt