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[DigitalMusicNews] Study: Megaupload Shutdown Caused a 'Significant Increase In Digital Sales...'

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Here's where the war on piracy gets really complicated. Because for all the 'just embrace it' advice from the tech community, it seems that shutting down massive piracy hubs actually improves digital sales. You need an attractive carrot...




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post #2 of 57
Bad source for the article, and even the people who are arguing in comments post stats published by media groups/IP lobbyists. It's all pretty ridiculous, and a bad read.
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post #3 of 57
I dont buy it (no pun intended).


Megaupload is only one of a dozen or more upload sites along with torrenting in general and all the other means. It may have been big or popular but I highly doubt people would start paying before searching for another site. I mean its a market so megaupload may be big but there are many other sites because there is money to be made in this apparently (that German guy who owns megaupload put on a big show with sexy FBI ladies renacting his arrest with a helicopter and everything, and has a new site called Mega already).
post #4 of 57
doesn't agree with my confirmation bias unfortunately. im going to have to disregard this acknowledgement or dignity to refute. though this does seem like its from an untrustworthy guy. cant trust what an untrustworthy guy says right?
post #5 of 57
I like how the article doesn't publish the actual statistics that led to the conclusion that:
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Every 1% decrease in Megaupload usage
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+2.6-4.1% increase in digital sales.

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LOL at article, stats
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post #7 of 57
Interesting, but it needs a source.
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Damn.. stop generating traffic to the site people, don't click this BS..
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post #9 of 57
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Damn.. stop generating traffic to the site people, don't click this BS..
this, holy crap.
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The only correct response to this article is lol.
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