Ups and Downs; Economic and Cultural Effects of File Sharing on Music, Film and Games

TNO Information and Communication Technology Series

128 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2009  

Annelies Huygen

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment

Natali Helberger

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Joost Poort

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Paul Rutten

Leiden University

N.A.N.M. van Eijk

Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: February 18, 2009

Abstract

The main aim of this study is to identify the short- and long-term economic and cultural effects of file sharing on music, films and games. File sharing is the catch-all term for uploading and downloading. The short-term implications examined include the direct costs and benefits to society at large. In order to determine the long-term impact, we analyse changes in the industry’s business models as well as in cultural diversity and the accessibility of content.

Keywords: file sharing, piracy, costs and benefits, economic and cultural effects, legal situation

Suggested Citation

Huygen, Annelies and Helberger, Natali and Poort, Joost and Rutten, Paul and van Eijk, N.A.N.M., Ups and Downs; Economic and Cultural Effects of File Sharing on Music, Film and Games (February 18, 2009). TNO Information and Communication Technology Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1350451 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1350451

Annelies Huygen

TNO Quality of Life - Work and Employment ( email )

P.O. Box 718
AS Hoofddorp, 2130
Netherlands

Natali Helberger (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl

Joost Poort

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Paul Rutten

Leiden University ( email )

Postbus 9500
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

N.A.N.M. Van Eijk

Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Postbus 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl/medewerkerpagina/eijk

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