July 22, 2011
Study Saying Piracy Actually Helps Sell Movies Suppressed?
According to TIME Techland, a study on the effects of movie piracy sites on their users and the industry at large has been reportedly been locked away "in the poison cupboard" because it suggested that conventional wisdom had it all wrong—pirates actually ended up spending more money on movie tickets, DVDs and the like than other people.
The study was apparently carried out by Germany's "Society for Consumer Research," and it found that people who view pirated material tended to do so as extended previews before going on to pay money for the full version.
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