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Copyright and Confirmation Bias

Nov 13, 2009, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Dodge estimates, based on internal Napster research, that Napster could have generated $3 billion per year for the industry, with minimal overhead.

"I talk to people at copyright conferences and they will make some observation such as copyright has managed to support specific identified individuals and therefore it’s a good thing (most recently it was specific teachers whose retirement was funded by their textbook sales). However, to rely on this sort of evidence in policy making is basic bad practice. It seeks out only the evidence which supports the proposition, when it should be critically analysing it."

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