|Author||Belleflamme, Paul ♦ Peitz, Martin|
|Publisher||Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Social sciences ♦ Economics|
|Subject Keyword||information good ♦ piracy ♦ copyright ♦ IP protection ♦ internet ♦ peer-to-peer ♦ software ♦ music ♦ Digitale Güter ♦ Internet ♦ Virtuelle Gemeinschaft ♦ Tausch ♦ Computerkriminalität ♦ Kriminalitätsökonomik ♦ Urheberrecht ♦ Immaterialgüterrechte ♦ Softwareindustrie ♦ Musikwirtschaft ♦ Geschäftsmodell ♦ Theorie ♦ Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms ♦ Entertainment; Media ♦ Information and Internet Services; Computer Software|
|Abstract||This article reviews recent theoretical contributions on digital piracy. It starts by elaborating on the reasons for intellectual property protection, by reporting a few facts about copyright protection, and by examining reasons to become a digital pirate. Next, it provides an exploration of the consequences of digital piracy, using a base model and several extensions (with consumer sampling, network effects, and indirect appropriation). A closer look at market-structure implications of end-user piracy is then taken. After a brief review of commercial piracy, additional legal and private responses to end-user piracy are considered. Finally, a quick look at emerging new business models is taken.|
|Part of series||CESifo Working Paper x3222|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
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