歐盟在 2014 年做了關於盜版與銷量的研究，結果一直被壓到最近才發表出來 (於是就大概可以猜到結論了...)：「EU Piracy Report Suppression Raises Questions Over Transparency」。
“In general, the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements,” the study notes.
The study found that piracy had a slightly positive effect on the videogames industry, suggesting that those who play pirate games eventually become buyers of official content.
另外也描述了現有電影與 TV-series 定價策略偏高：
“Overall, the analysis indicates that for films and TV-series current prices are higher than 80 per cent of the illegal downloaders and streamers are willing to pay,” the study notes.