Piracy’s Impact on Foreign Box Office Sales

A academic study reports that movie piracy caused a 7 percent decline in international sales for Hollywood studios between 2005 and 2006. The author of the studies found that movies were available using BitTorrent technology after the movie was released in the United States but before the international release.

Source:  Ben Fritz, “Piracy reduces foreign box office receipts 7%, study says,” Los Angeles Times, Company Town Blog, February 20, 2012.