Culture Clash on the Internet
3 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2009
Date Written: July 21, 2009
The Internet has devalued content to the point where it is often offered at no charge — newspapers, for instance — or widely misappropriated, as with music and movies. Either way, many people expect much of their content to be free. Why is this, how did it happen, and, focusing on music and movies, what can be done about it?
Keywords: Internet, ARPANET, content, piracy, culture, norms, sticky norms, copyright, why people obey the law
JEL Classification: K11, K29, K39, K41, K42, L82, L86, O3, O31, O32, O33, O34, O38, O39
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