Pricing and pirate product market formation

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Papadopoulos, Theo (2004) Pricing and pirate product market formation. Journal of product & brand management, 13 (1). pp. 56-63. ISSN 1061-0421


Explores the relationship between legitimate product pricing, copyright law enforcement and the formation of black markets for pirate products. The analytical framework is illustrated using the market for sound recordings as a case study. Investigates copyright owner strategies to combat piracy, including price discounting to establish a legitimate market and lobbying for increased enforcement and infrigement penalties. An elementary regression model is employed to examine the empirical relationship between legitimate sound recording price, black market distribution channels and piracy. The empirical model supports the hypotheses that piracy is directly related to legitimate price and the size of black markets.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1108/10610420410523858
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Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Keywords pricing, marketing environment, copyright law, music industry
Citations in Scopus 24 - View on Scopus
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