Dutch government study: net effect of P2P use is positive

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned a study by research company TNO about how much Dutch Internet users download music, movies, and games, and what the social and economic effects of this downloading are.This resulted in a nearly 150-page report (Dutch) with many tables of percentages in it. The report differentiates between paid and unpaid downloads and talks about file sharing, eschewing the word “illegal.” In the Netherlands, only uploading copyrighted music and movies is against the law. “Unpaid downloads” include officially licensed promotional content.
arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090120-dutch-government-study-net-effect-of-p2p-use-is-positive.html

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