Copyright and Confirmation Bias

[ Thanks to Brendan Scott for this
link. ]

“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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