Today Digital Music News reported that Switzerland has decided to keep the download of copyrighted material legal, based in no small part on the findings of a report that found the practice has no impact on overall entertainment spending.  The report, “specifically pointed to subsequent purchases of concert tickets and merchandise, among other tangible items” says DMN, who I have to quote because the damn report is in German.

In other words, yeah, we’re taking your content without paying, but we still do buy concert tickets and what not.  ”This mostly affects foreign production companies,” the report says, “But they need to adapt to shifting consumer behaviors.”