Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158013
Authors: 
Liebowitz, Stan J.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal [Volume:] 11 [Issue:] 2017-13 [Pages:] 1-22
Abstract: 
The influential piracy paper by Professors Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf, although mainly based on proprietary data, contained an 'important complement' to the main results, consisting of four 'quasi-experiments' using publicly available data. This replication examines all of these quasi-experiments by using identical data and statistical methods where possible, as well as sometimes extending or augmenting the data or methods. This study concludes that the quasi-experiments performed by OS each contain important errors, oversights or inconsistencies that most often, but not completely, overturn the results claimed in the original OS article.
Subjects: 
piracy
file sharing
sound recordings
music
iTunes
Napster
JEL: 
Z1
O3
L8
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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