Matt_B wrote:It might sound ludicrous but people have done research that suggests that piracy boosts music sales:RodimusPrime wrote:While I can agree that the cost to developers of piracy are a little overstated ( not every pirated game equals a lost sale for example )
However to go flying off in the complete opposite direction and come up with an argument that piracy helps software sales is a statement that is complete idiocy of the highest order.
https://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-pir ... ds-120517/
Video games are, obviously, something of a different animal but I wouldn't be shocked if there wasn't something similar going on.
That article has been completely laughrd off the face of the planet.
The argumnent goes like this.
A big album from a big band gets pirated before release and loads of people copy it, smaller bands have far loss copies pirated ( obviously becasue they are not as popular )
Then after release the Big band sells more albums, so hey hoo that must mean piracy helped because they sold more albums than the small band that never got its material pirated as much.
Thats his whole argument, anyone see the flaw in the argument, because I sure as hell can.