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Piratkopiering: en ekonomisk-teoretisk granskning av marknaden för dataspel
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2000 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
PIRACY: an economic-theoretical analysis of the market for entertainment software (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay analyzes the market for entertainment software by identifying and explain the products typical properties, in addition i clarifies the behavior of consumers and producers. One of the most important property related to software is the ease with which it can be reproduced. When such reproduction is done illicit it´s called piracy. The software industry often claims that piracy leads to big losses for the companies as well as in welfare, the essay clarifies that this doesn´t has to be the case. On the contrary the possibility to cheap production and distribution may lead to an increased welfare. The paper questions todays copyright law and suggests that a different legislation would lead to an increase in welfare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2000. , 48 p.
Master Thesis in Economics, 2000:12
Keyword [en]
Economics, piracy, entertainment software, software, microeconomics, copyright
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-716OAI: diva2:22223
Available from: 2000-08-06 Created: 2000-08-06

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