Knocking on Heaven's Door - User Preferences on Digital Cultural Distribution

24 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2015

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Joan-Josep Vallbé

Department of Political Science, University of Barcelona

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Christian Handke

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Faculty of History and Arts

João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: July 14, 2015

Abstract

This paper explores the social, demographic and attitudinal basis of consumer support to a change from the status quo in digital cultural distribution. First we identify how different online and offline, legal and illegal, free and paying content acquisition channels are used in the Dutch media market using a cluster-based classification of respondents according to their cultural consumption. Second, we assess the effect of cultural consumption on the support to the introduction of a Copyright Compensation System (CCS), which, for a small monthly fee would legalize currently infringing online social practices such as private copying from illegal sources and online sharing of copyrighted works. Finally, we link these two analyses to identify the factors that drive the dynamics of change in digital cultural consumption habits.

Keywords: cultural consumption habits, copyright compensation system, discrete-choice analysis, clustering, digital consumption

JEL Classification: Z1

Suggested Citation

Vallbé, Joan-Josep and Bodó, Balázs and Handke, Christian and Quintais, João, Knocking on Heaven's Door - User Preferences on Digital Cultural Distribution (July 14, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2630519 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630519

Joan-Josep Vallbé

Department of Political Science, University of Barcelona ( email )

Diagonal 684
Faculty of Law
Barcelona, Barcelona 08015
Spain

Balázs Bodó (Contact Author)

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

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Christian Handke

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Faculty of History and Arts ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Rotterdam NL-3000 DR
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/handke/

João Quintais

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

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ivir.nl/nl/medewerker/quintais/

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