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Piracy of Digital Content

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This book studies digital piracy - the infringement of copyrighted content (such as music, films, software, broadcasting, books, etc.) - where the end product does not involve the use of hard media, such as CDs and DVDs. It presents the unique economic properties of markets for pirated digital products, where the existence of a large number of suppliers willing to provide pirated content at virtually no cost poses new and difficult challenges to copyright owners and policy makers in combating that piracy. These economic features, together with rapid technological developments, create special and unique problems to policy makers and the large number of actors involved in different jurisdictions. This book also provides an illustrative, in-depth case study of the sports rights owners sector, highlighting how it is affected by digital piracy.

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Drivers of Digital Piracy

This chapter examines the supply and demand drivers of digital piracy.

The decision of a party to supply pirated digital products is driven by factors related to i) the market potential that include the personal motives that drive suppliers of the pirated digital content, ii) technological considerations that facilitate reproduction and distribution of pirated digital content, and iii) the institutional environment that determine relevant market risks (Table 2.1). These factors may differ according to the type of infringement involved, as well as across different economies.

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