Global Online Piracy Study

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2018-21

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2018-03

85 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2018

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Joost Poort

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Martin A. van der Ende

Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI)

Anastasia Yagafarova

Independent

Mathijs Hageraats

Independent

Date Written: August 1, 2018

Abstract

This report deals with the acquisition and consumption of music, films, series, books and games through the various legal and illegal channels that exist nowadays, in a set of 13 countries in Europe (France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden), the Americas (Brazil, Canada) and Asia (Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand). The illegal channels studied are downloading and streaming from illegal sources (including via dedicated technical devices), and streamripping. The purposes are (i) to provide factual information about the state of authorised and unauthorised acquisition and consumption of content; (ii) to assess the underlying motives and mechanisms and the link with enforcement measures and legal supply; (iii) to assess the effect of online piracy on consumption from legal sources. At the core of the study is a consumer survey among nearly 35,000 respondents, including over 7,000 minors, in 13 countries.

Keywords: online piracy, music, films, series, games, books, copyright, media

JEL Classification: O34, K42, L82

Suggested Citation

Poort, Joost and Quintais, João and van der Ende, Martin A. and Yagafarova, Anastasia and Hageraats, Mathijs, Global Online Piracy Study (August 1, 2018). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2018-21, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2018-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3224323 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3224323

Joost Poort (Contact Author)

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

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

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/

Martin A. Van der Ende

Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI)

3006 AD Rotterdam
Holland

Anastasia Yagafarova

Independent

Mathijs Hageraats

Independent

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