CRIAWatch writes "The Canadian Recording Industry Association has quietly issued a new
study that contradicts many of its own claims about the impact of P2P
usage on the music industry. Michael Geist summarizes
the 144 page study by noting that the research 'concludes that P2P
downloading constitutes less than one-third of the
music on downloaders' computers, that P2P users frequently try music on
P2P services before they buy, that the largest P2P downloader
demographic is also the largest music buying demographic, and that
reduced purchasing has little to do with the availability of music on
We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a
clever but highly unmotivated trick.
-- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"