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March 30, 2004

Downloads don't hurt

A newly published Harvard/University of North Carolina study shows that internet file-sharing of music doesn't hurt retail CD sales. (Or, in prof-speak, "Downloads have an effect on sales which is statistically indistinguishable from zero.")

There's a whole lot of interesting info in the study, so have at it and geek out. Our favorite touch: Massive Attack, Sigur Ros and the Mountain Goats are thanked for "aural support" ... in a footnote.