P2p Music-Sharing Networks: Why Legal Fight Against Copiers May Be Inefficient?

9 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2005  

Fabrice Rochelandet

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

Fabrice Le Guel

Université de Rennes I

Date Written: July 2005

Abstract

The paper investigates empirically the behavior of copiers over P2P networks based on an ordered Logit model of intensity using a unique dataset collected from more than 2,500 French households. Copying behavior obviously is negatively correlated with the willingness to pay for an original when a copy is available. But individuals take also their decision according to their social neighboring and their learning about copying. Besides, they are motivated by the search for diversified contents whereas they are very concerned for the interests of artists. We consider then the efficiency of anti-copying policies on the copying of music and movies.

Keywords: Illegal file sharing, social interactions, peer-to-peer (P2P), copyright enforcement, discrete choice

JEL Classification: D12, K42, Z1

Suggested Citation

Rochelandet, Fabrice and Le Guel, Fabrice, P2p Music-Sharing Networks: Why Legal Fight Against Copiers May Be Inefficient? (July 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=810124 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.810124

Fabrice Rochelandet (Contact Author)

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 ( email )

13 rue de Santeuil
Paris, F-75005
France

Fabrice Le Guel

Université de Rennes I ( email )

7, Place Hoche
35065 Rennes Cedex, Rennes
France

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