Government Funded Study shows P2P Users purchase more music

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Inspiring, Science

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ippd-dppi.nsf/eng/h_ip01456.html

An interesting study commissioned by the Canadian Government shows evidence that p2p users purchase more music than their non-pirate brethren and at the very least that p2p activity has absolutely no effect on purchasing habits, and consequentially nothing to do with the woe’s of the music industry.

To Quote:

In the aggregate, we are unable to find direct evidence that P2P file-sharing either increases or decreases CD purchases in Canada. That is, in our analysis of the whole Canadian population we are unable to find any relationship between the number of P2P music tracks that were downloaded and the number CD purchases

Among Canadians engaged in P2P file-sharing, we find a positive and statistically significant relationship between the number of music tracks downloaded via P2P networks and the number of CDs purchased (Table 4.3).9 For an increase in the average number of P2P downloads per month of 2.718282, the number of CD purchases per year will increase by 1.212. For an increase in the average number of P2P downloads per month of 1 (ie., 2.718282/2.718282), the number of CD purchases per year will increase by (1.212/2.718282 =) 0.44.

This is almost as good as a 90’s government funded study in the US to find the negative effects of THC on cancer cells which resulted, much to their chagrin, to the findings that pure THC(synthetic or otherwise) is one of the ¬†most effective anti-tumeric chemicals on the planet. ¬†Findings confirmed by a Harvard study in 1997 showing a 50-60% reduction in tumors and legions of cancer riddled mice: http://www.nowpublic.com/thc_marijuana_helps_cure_cancer_says_harvard_study

Are we seeing the slow decline of the age of ignorance which has been the past 50 years for mainstream america/canada ?

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