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Unauthorized Copying and Copyright Enforcement in Developing Countries: A Vietnam Case Study

10 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2007  

Koji Domon

Waseda University

Kiyoshi Nakamura

Waseda University

Abstract

At present, Vietnam is regarded as the most notorious country regarding copyright infringement. China, joining WTO in 2001, has since implemented strict copyright measures. Even though Vietnam has laws covering intellectual property rights, enforcement is almost non-existent. We investigated how unauthorized P2P file-sharing affects copyright infringement in Vietnam. We assumed, before visiting Vietnam, that P2P file-sharing was more popular than pirated CDs and DVDs. However, few people there knew of its existence. Even when they did, they were unwilling to use it. Another astonishing fact was how pirated CDs play a role in promoting singers who relied on stage performances. Singers were not eager to support copyright enforcement. In this paper we consider these situations and explain how such behavior is commonplace in Vietnam.

Keywords: copying, copyright, Vietnam

Suggested Citation

Domon, Koji and Nakamura, Kiyoshi, Unauthorized Copying and Copyright Enforcement in Developing Countries: A Vietnam Case Study. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 87-96, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=997195

Koji Domon (Contact Author)

Waseda University ( email )

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Tokyo, 169-8050
Japan

Kiyoshi Nakamura

Waseda University ( email )

Okhubo Campus, Shinjuku-ku, Room 59-416B
Okhubo Campus, Shinjuku-ku, Room 59-416B
tokyo, Tokyo 169-8555
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