Access Restriction

Author Belleflamme, Paul ♦ Peitz, Martin
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)
File Format PDF
Language English
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
Publisher Date 2010-01-01
Publisher Place Munich
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