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Submission + - File Sharing's Impact on Movies (nber.org)

SillyBoy123 writes: What is the impact of file sharing releases on the movie industry? Ask the studios and they will say billions. An economist named Koleman Strumph is presenting a paper at the National Bureau of Economics this week that tries to estimate the crowd out from these releases. His conclusion: "I find that file sharing has only a modest impact on box office revenue."
conference webpage: http://conference.nber.org/con...
paper: http://conference.nber.org/con...

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