Sandwiches en la Torre de la Vela

Asociacionismo, libertad y comida rápida, por Jahd

6 de Abril 2004

¿Y si los piratas son otros?

Un estudio publicado por el Washington Post es tajante:

Internet music piracy has no negative effect on legitimate music sales.
[...]
they concluded that file sharing actually increases CD sales for hot albums that sell more than 600,000 copies. For every 150 downloads of a song from those albums, sales increase by a copy, the researchers found.
[...]
"Consumption of music increases dramatically with the introduction of file sharing, but not everybody who likes to listen to music was a music customer before, so it's very important to separate the two,"
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Wayne Rosso, president of the Madrid-based file-sharing company Optisoft, said he hoped the study would spur the RIAA to abandon litigation and look for ways to commercialize file sharing. "There's no question that there is a market there that could easily be commercialized and we have been trying for years to talk sense to these people and make them see that,"

Lógicamente, la RIAA niega tales conclusiones:

"Countless well respected groups and analysts, including Edison Research, Forrester, the University of Texas, among others, have all determined that illegal file sharing has adversely impacted the sales of CDs," RIAA spokeswoman Amy Weiss said.

Weiss cited a survey conducted by Houston-based Voter Consumer Research that found those who illegally download more music from the Internet buy less from legitimate outlets.

Countless, pero no todos:

In two studies conducted in 1999 and 2002, Jupiter Research analyst Aram Sinnreich found that persons who downloaded music illegally from the Internet were also active purchasers of music from legitimate sources.

A nadie le gusta la competencia. Todo el mundo se acomoda muy rápido, pero sólo sobreviven los que se adaptan, los que explotan los nuevos mercados que ofrecen las nuevas tecnologías, los que saben buscarse un nuevo queso.