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A Structural Model of Movie Piracy with Word-of-Mouth

  title={A Structural Model of Movie Piracy with Word-of-Mouth},
  author={Zhuang Liu},
The debate on digital piracy have attracted a lot of public attention. Part of the debate is related to the dual roles of piracy: despite the obvious cannibalization effect on legitimate sale, pirated consumption might also benefit the sale through the spread of positive word-of-mouth. Using a novel dataset of downloads from Bit-Torrent network, this paper estimate a structural model of movie piracy with word-of-mouth effect to quantify the impact of file-sharing on movie box-office. Using the… 


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