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April 2014Understanding Media Markets in the Digital Age: Economics and Methodology
with Brett Danaher, Samita Dhanasobhon, Michael D. Smith
in Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy, Avi Goldfarb, Shane Greenstein, and Catherine Tucker, editors
Digitization raises a variety of important academic and managerial questions around firm strategies and public policies for the content industries, with many of these questions influenced by the erosion of copyright caused by Internet file-sharing. At the same time, digitization has created many new opportunities to empirically analyze these questions by leveraging new data sources and abundant natural experiments in media markets. In this chapter the authors describe the open "big picture" questions related to digitization and the copyright industries, and discuss methodological approaches to leverage the new data and natural experiments in digital markets to address these questions. They close the chapter with a specific proof of concept research study that analyzes an important academi...
November 2013Understanding Media Markets in the Digital Age: Economics and Methodology
with Brett Danaher, Samita Dhanasobhon, Michael D. Smith: w19634
Digitization raises a variety of important academic and managerial questions around firm strategies and public policies for the content industries, with many of these questions influenced by the erosion of copyright caused by Internet file-sharing. At the same time, digitization has created many new opportunities to empirically analyze these questions by leveraging new data sources and abundant natural experiments in media markets. In this chapter we describe the open "big picture" questions related to digitization and the copyright industries, and discuss methodological approaches to leverage the new data and natural experiments in digital markets to address these questions. We close our chapter with a specific proof of concept research study that analyzes an important academic and mana...

Forthcoming: Understanding Media Markets in the Digital Age: Economics and Methodology, Brett Danaher, Samita Dhanasobhon, Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang. in Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy, Goldfarb, Greenstein, and Tucker. 2014

June 2013Piracy and Copyright Enforcement Mechanisms
with Brett Danaher, Michael D. Smith: w19150
Much debate exists around the impact that illegal file sharing may have on the creative industries. Similarly, opinions differ regarding whether the producers of artistic works should be forced to accept any weakening of intellectual property rights resulting from illegal file sharing, or if governments should intervene to protect these rights. This chapter seeks to inform these questions by outlining what we do and do not know from existing academic research. We first discuss whether filesharing displaces sales of media goods and then discuss whether such displacement will lead to reduced incentives to produce new creative works. We continue by summarizing recent findings on what businesses can do to compete with piracy and the effectiveness of anti-piracy interventions on encouraging ...

Published: Piracy and Copyright Enforcement Mechanisms, Brett Danaher, Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang. in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 14, Lerner and Stern. 2014

Piracy and Copyright Enforcement Mechanisms
with Brett Danaher, Michael D. Smith
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 14, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors

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