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Media Lecturers at London School of Economics Misquote Professor Danaher

December 26, 2013

MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

The results-oriented “study” from the media lecturers at the London School of Economics sets out to “prove” that the graduated response law in the UK should be “reviewed” (which really means “stopped” as the authors later revealed in a blog post):

The experiences of other countries that have implemented punitive measures against individual online copyright infringers indicate that the approach does not have the impacts claimed by some in the creative industries.

One of the studies that these LSE media lecturers cite to support their claim is the frequently misquoted but detailed econometric review of the HADOPI graduated response law in France: The Effect of Graduated Response Anti-Piracy Laws on Music Sales: Evidence from an Event Study in France, by Professors Danaher, Smith, Telang and Chen.

The LSE “study” cites Danaher et al for this proposition (text accompanying note 22):

The evidence was that the increased…

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