Piracy stats used in court cases & lobbying activities don't add up

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According to a draft government report by the Australian Institute of Criminology, copyright owners have been seriously over exaggerating its piracy statistics, particularly when it comes to…

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how long have we known that they just pulled these statistics out of thin air! I hope something actually gets done about this, instead of more palm greasing

I never realized how much lube this world uses! :B

What a load of crap those guys pull out. Seriously, just because someone downloads something it doesn’t meant they would have purchased the software if they couldn’t download it. So how can they say something like that would be creating losses for companies? Same with movies. Some people don’t want to buy a rubbish album for a ripoff price to get one or two good songs from it. If they couldn’t download the songs, why would they buy an album they think is crap? No one loses money when the money was never going to be spent buying the item.