P2P Business and Legal Models for Increasing Accessibility to Popular Culture

8 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2010

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Eitan Altman

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA)

Sulan Wong

University of Coruña - Faculty of Law

Julio Rojas-Mora

Universidad Católica de Temuco

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Recent publications have reached conflicting conclusions on whether allowing users to have unlimited free access for downloading music and films is beneficial or not for the content production industry (CPI). Not only do models differ in their conclusions, but there has also not been an agreement on the validity of data on the impact of free access to music and films using P2P on the profits of the CPI and on the demand for CDs and DVDs. We provide in this paper a model that allows to study this question using elementary mathematical tools. In particular, it includes the effect of sampling on the willingness to buy. Preliminary numerical experiments show that benefits are maximized by avoiding any control measures against unauthorized sampling over P2P networks.

Keywords: Sampling, P2P Networks, Legal Actions, Business Model, File Sharing, Copyright

JEL Classification: O34, E31, K00

Suggested Citation

Altman, Eitan and Wong, Sulan and Rojas-Mora, Julio, P2P Business and Legal Models for Increasing Accessibility to Popular Culture (2009). Proceedings of the DIGIBIZ Conference, 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Book Series), Vol. 21, pp. 130-138, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1660478

Eitan Altman

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA) ( email )

BP93 2004 Route des Lucioles
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, 06902
France

Sulan Wong

University of Coruña - Faculty of Law ( email )

Campus de Elviña
A Coruña, 15071
Spain

Julio Rojas-Mora (Contact Author)

Universidad Católica de Temuco ( email )

Rudecindo Ortega 02950
Dpt. of Informatics Engineering
Temuco, 4781312
Chile

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