Friday, January 15, 2010

Comic News: ICV2 Reports for Every Book, 10,000 Copies Stolen

ICV2 reports:

An average of nearly 10,000 copies of every book published is downloaded from filesharing sites, according to a new study by Attributor.

Extapolating to the entire U.S. book market, the study estimated that the illegal downloads represented between $2.75 and $3 billion worth of content, equivalent to around 10% of the market. Unaddressed is the question of how many of those copies actually represented a willingness to buy that was diverted to downloading, or whether, as some have argued, the increased exposure from the downloads actually contributed to increased sales.

Source: ICV2

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