Researchers Find Megaupload Shutdown Hurt Box Office Revenues

An anonymous reader writes “We’ve heard this one before, over and over again: pirates are the biggest spenders. It therefore shouldn’t surprise too many people to learn that shutting down Megaupload earlier this year had a negative effect on box office revenues. The latest finding comes from a paper titled: ‘Piracy and Movie Revenues: Evidence from Megaupload.'”

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