Another bogus piracy study

Before you believe the hype of the Institute for Policy Innovation’s study on music piracy, you should also read this Ars Technica article which dissects the study and points out its many flaws. One in particular is the iffy argument that unauthorized downloads automatically translate into lost sales on a one-by-one basis. Other studies have said that the opposite actually happens- many downloaders actually go out and buy the albums they like too. Of course, this won’t stop the RIAA from touting this study and saying that it bolsters their rationales for their endless lawsuits.

Speaking of which, the RIAA flowchart might not be too offbase as it seems…