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Teaching Digital Piracy


Michael R. Ward


University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics

July 2007


Abstract:     
US education policy encourages the use of computers and the Internet at both the college and high school levels. As a consequence, students have had better access to technologies to illicitly share copyrighted music, causing a decline in sales from the traditional music store retail channel. Using a panel of counties over the 1994-2004 period, I find evidence that the number of music stores fell when high schools received subsidies for Internet connections and it fell faster where college enrollment was higher. This intervention in education policy could have contributed greatly to the decline in the music industry.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Music, Internet, Education, Illicit Behavior

JEL Classification: L82, O34, H3

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Date posted: April 30, 2007  

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Ward, Michael R., Teaching Digital Piracy (July 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=983200 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.983200

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