The True Cost of Music Piracy

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According to the dubious results of a nonsensical study conducted by idiots, music piracy has cost the U.S. economy $12.5 billion and 71,060 jobs (we'd like to think that Vulture's Right-Click alone has put at least five of Lil Wayne's weed carriers out of work). After the jump, we speculate on how the failing record industry would have budgeted that $12.5 billion, in a very special pie chart which took us six hours to make.

Report: Piracy Has Cost U.S. $12.5 Billion [Billboard]