Piracy Landscape Study: Analysis of Existing and Emerging Research Relevant to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement of Commercial-Scale Piracy

59 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2020

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Brett Danaher

Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics

Michael D. Smith

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Rahul Telang

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Date Written: April 2020

Abstract

This report provides an overview of the actors involved in the generation and distribution of pirated content, how these actors are organized, and their financial motivations. It further reviews the peer-reviewed academic literature analyzing the harm caused by digital piracy, both to revenue in legal channels and to creative output in the entertainment sector. Finally, it reviews the peer-reviewed academic literature analyzing the effectiveness of both industry- and government-initiated anti-piracy efforts.

Keywords: digital piracy, enforcement, intellectual property right (IPR), enforcement, piracy

JEL Classification: 034

Suggested Citation

Danaher, Brett and Smith, Michael D. and Telang, Rahul, Piracy Landscape Study: Analysis of Existing and Emerging Research Relevant to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement of Commercial-Scale Piracy (April 2020). USPTO Economic Working Paper No. 2020-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3577670

Brett Danaher

Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics ( email )

333 N. Glassell
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United States

Michael D. Smith (Contact Author)

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~mds

Rahul Telang

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

4800 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States
412-268-1155 (Phone)

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