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We use a 1998-2002 cross-section dataset to analyze the claim of losses due to internet piracy made by the record industry. The results suggest that internet piracy played a significant role in the decline in music sales during the early days of file-sharing networks.
Keywords: Piracy, Internet, Music
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Peitz, Martin and Waelbroeck, Patrick, The Effect of Internet Piracy on Music Sales: Cross-Section Evidence. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 71-79, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145904