Swiss Government study: downloading leads to sales, so we’re keeping it legal

Filed under:General — posted by Jack on 12/4/2011 @ 1:48 pm

“The Swiss government commissioned a study on the impact of copyright-infringing downloading. The independent study concluded that downloaders use the money they spend to buy more legitimate entertainment products.

So they’ve concluded to maintain Switzerland’s extant copyright law, which makes downloading for personal use legal.

It’s a rare victory for evidence-based policy in a world dominated by shrill assertions of lost jobs and revenue, backed by funny-number “statistics” from industry-commissioned researchers.

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