The Relative Effectiveness of Global Anti-Piracy Policies

19 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2018

Date Written: September 4, 2018


In recent decades, the problem of illegal downloading of copyrighted material has emerged as a major concern for governments across the globe. Many countries have implemented policies to limit the impact of online piracy on revenues of creative industries. These policies, while important for a broad range of industries, have been particularly lobbied for and supported by the motion pictures industry. Film production and distribution companies have repeatedly asserted that effective anti-piracy policy is crucial to their continued success. This paper seeks to evaluate whether the anti-piracy regimes in OECD countries have been effective. It also seeks to determine whether there are patterns to the types of policies that have been especially effective or ineffective.

Suggested Citation

Orme, Tylor, The Relative Effectiveness of Global Anti-Piracy Policies (September 4, 2018). Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, 2018, 15(1), 1-19. Available at SSRN:

Tylor Orme (Contact Author)

Emerson College ( email )

United States

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