Friday, June 12, 2009

SABIP notes rise in economic loses due to downloading

A study commissioned by the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property and conducted by UCL's Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) has suggested that "huge economic losses are being sustained due to large-scale unauthorised downloading, generated by widespread confusion about copyright law in the online world."

Ben Goldacre was a little skeptical about the figures in the report when he reviewed it in the Guardian last Saturday but I still haven't had the chance to read the report in detail, so just noting it for the moment again.

Update: Executive summary of the report available here.

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