Can economic theory explain piracy behavior?

@article{Holm2003CanET,
  title={Can economic theory explain piracy behavior?},
  author={Jerker Holm},
  journal={Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy},
  year={2003},
  volume={3}
}
This paper investigates if economic theory can explain variations in piracy behavior between individuals and between countries. It is demonstrated that economic theory explains a notable part of the individual variation in a survey study. Individuals with a low net valuation of an original when a copy is available are more prone to engage in piracy than individuals with a higher valuation. Individuals with a low cost of obtaining and handling copies are also more engaged in piracy. The country… CONTINUE READING

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