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Government Accounting Office on Piracy: It Sucks, But We Still Don’t Know How Much

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 14, 2010

Well, duh.

So we know it’s a drag on the economy – our overall economic growth. But we now know that we STILL do not know how much of an impact it is. Maybe it’s insignificant (I doubt it), maybe it’s crippling (I doubt that one too). All we know is that it sucks.

Somehow, I doubt we’ll ever have a very clear understanding of the full impact of software and media piracy. Copyright violation. Douchebaggery. Whatever.

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  • Calibrator said,

    Here’s a similar problem:
    “I know I waste half the money I spend on advertising. The problem is, I don’t know which half.”
    – Department store pioneer John Wanamaker

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Heh – very true. These kinds of things are VERY hard to measure, because you don’t have a control group to compare it to.