Tag Archives: piracy

Online free riders

The internet must be a bewildering place for content owners. On the one hand, no one seems to want to pay for anything. On the other hand, when given a choice, some people choose to pay more than they need … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft blows hot and cold on piracy

A few years ago, the music industry was hysterical over internet piracy – and of course, it still is.    (It’s DEVASTATING, according to the RIAA).  Also a few years ago, Microsoft was giving various blasé interviews about how piracy wasn’t such … Continue reading

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mflow and economics fun

It’s nice (and perhaps, dare I say unusual?) when an economic paper comes to life. A while ago a group of researchers in Germany reported on an experiment testing attitudes to a legal file-sharing site with a twist: revenue was split between sellers and … Continue reading

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