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The Effect of Internet Piracy on Music Sales: Cross-Section Evidence

9 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2008  

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

Patrick Waelbroeck

Telecom ParisTech

Abstract

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

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

Martin Peitz (Contact Author)

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics ( email )

D-68131 Mannheim
Germany
+49 621 181-1835 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://peitz.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/

Patrick Waelbroeck

Telecom ParisTech ( email )

46 rue Barrault
F-75634 Paris, Cedex 13
France

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