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Piracy and (Digital) Economy · Piracy and (Digital) Economy - Beneficial side-effects of outlawed acts and black market economies for societies
Beneficial side-effects of outlawed acts and black market economies for societies
Gernot Hausar · Digital Publishing 2015 · Verlag: Digital Publishing · Ed 1

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Hausar, Gernot: Piracy and (Digital) Economy Beneficial side-effects of outlawed acts and black market economies for societiesPiracy and (Digital) Economy - Beneficial side-effects of outlawed acts and black market economies for societies (Digital Publishing 2015). In: eLib.at (Hrg.), 15. Oktober 2019. URL: http://elib.at/
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There are various pointers in recent research that suggest that product piracy as a means of distribution is a mayor factor in not only innovation but also education and economic advancement. Independent studies also show positive effects for the establishment of the class of goods that have been pirated on local markets. English Abstract was published as a short article in the Journal of Brief Ideas. Most of the material and content is in German. Metadata at Zenodo
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Piracy and (Digital) Economy - Beneficial side-effects of outlawed acts and black market economies for societies.

Gernot Hausar, 2015.


English Abstract

There are various pointers in recent research that suggest that product piracy as a means of distribution is a mayor factor in not only innovation but also education and economic advancement. Independent studies also show positive effects for the establishment of the class of goods that have been pirated on local markets.

This is especially true if looked at in combination with weak copyright protection mechanisms.The book market in Germany in Early Modern Europe - for example- could not have had such an explosive growth in comparison to the book market Great Britain at the same time without widespread and cheap illegal reprints available for a low price, no effective censorship nor copyright protection (Eisenstein_1980, Gieseke_1998). While Great Britain had a strict copyright regime in place around 1710, Germany did not establish a common copyright until around 1830. This lead to a wide-spread distribution of knowledge, a highly skilled workforce, a vibrant civil society and to Germany closing up and surpassing other industrial nations in the 19th century (Höffner_2010).

This research idea aims at linking these findings to the recent debate on internet piracy, copyright protections, pricing of goods and measures to foster innovation and economic growth.

See more at: http://beta.briefideas.org/ideas/2c6e126f305abe33c168c66d25be24f8#sthash.hn8IHtWA.dpuf

Literature

  • Elizabeth_Eisenstein,1980:The.Printing.Press.as.an.Agent.of.Change.
  • Michael_Gieseke,1998:Der.Buchdruck.in.der.frühen.Neuzeit (Printing.in.Early.Modern.Europe).
  • Eckhard_Höffner,2010:Geschichte.und.Wesen.des.Urheberrechts (History.of.Copyright.and.Related.Rights).

Studies and Articles on Illegal Markets and Copyrights

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
Scientific Publishing
Filesharing Studies Various
  • Impact of Music Downloads - P2P File-Sharing on Music Purchases - Andersen - Frenz - 2007: Analysis of the Canadian P2P file-sharing subpopulation suggests that there is a strong positive relationship between P2P file-sharing and CD purchasing.
  • Impact of Music Downloads on Purchases of Music in Canada - Andersen - Frenz - 2008: Analysis of the Canadian P2P file-sharing subpopulation suggests that there is a strong positive relationship between P2P file-sharing and CD purchasing.
  • Copy Culture in the US and Germany, 2013. Joe Karaganis (ed.), Lennart Renkema (ed.), The American Assembly. Copy Culture in the US and Germany is a comparative study of media consumption, media acquisition, and attitudes toward copyright enforcement, based on a phone survey of over 2000 Americans and 1000 Germans in late 2011. The study describes unauthorized copying as a widely prevalent but shallow practice--sharply tilted toward the young and Internet literate, but with very few large-scale copiers in either country. It documents the role of legal streaming services in displacing "piracy"; differences in attitudes toward strong enforcement measures (low support in the US; mixed in Germany); and differences in the legal regimes and market structures that underpin legal and unauthorized acquisition. Copy Culture's findings were widely cited during debates over the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2011-2012. PDF
  • Heald, Paul J. and Erickson, Kris and Kretschmer, Martin, The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on Wikipedia (February 4, 2015). Available at SSRN: [1] or [2].

Press-Articles on Illegal Markets and Economies

Torrentfreak

Institutions

  • P2P Foundation: The P2P Foundation is an international organization focused on studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices in a very broad sense.

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