Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Apr 2010 11:50 UTC
Legal A major setback for those that claim piracy is having an adverse affect on the US economy: the US Government Accountability Office, who was tasked with reviewing the efforts to find out what, if any, impact piracy has on the US economy, has concluded that all of these studies - all of them - are bogus. Better yet - the GAO even goes as far as to say that piracy may have a positive effect on the economy.
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by factotum218 on Thu 15th Apr 2010 18:27 UTC
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Still, this doesn't mean piracy is not a problem - the GAO report calls it "sizeable" - it just means we haven't been able yet to really gauge its impact, contrary to what big content wants you (and your government) to believe.

So, the headline should read "Government has no idea of piracy impact". Sorry, habitual paraphraser.

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