Economic and Cultural Effects of File Sharing on Music, Film and Games

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  • Report: Mr.Dr. Annelies Huygen, A. Huygen, P. Rutten, S. Huveneers, S. Limonard, J. Poort, J. Leenheer, K. S. Janssen, N. van Eijk, N. Helberger, Ups and downs – The economic and cultural effects of file sharing on music, film and games. 3-3-2009


There is no direct causal relationship between file-sharing and the decline in revenues in the music industry. File sharing benefits the economy in long and short term. It’s estimate that because of them, the economy of Holland get benefits of 100 millions of euros a year.