Piercing the peertopeer myths: An examination of the Canadian experience by Michael Geist, First Monday, volume 10, number 4 (April 2005):
“Canada is in the midst of a contentious copyright reform with advocates for stronger copyright protection maintaining that the Internet has led to widespread infringement that has harmed the economic interests of Canadian artists. The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has emerged as the leading proponent of copyright reform, claiming that peertopeer file sharing has led to billions in lost sales in Canada. This article examines CRIA’s claims by conducting an analysis of industry figures. It concludes that loss claims have been greatly exaggerated and challenges the contention that recent sales declines are primarily attributable to filesharing activities.”
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