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Global dynamic timelines for IPRs harmonization against software piracy

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  • Antonio R Andres

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    (Al Akhawayn University)

  • Simplice A Asongu

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    (African Governance and Development Institute)

Abstract

This paper employs a recent methodological innovation on IPRs harmonization to project global timelines for common policies against software piracy. The findings on 99 countries are premised on 15 fundamental characteristics of software piracy based on income-levels (high-income, lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income and low-income), legal-origins (English common-law, French civil-law, German civil-law and, Scandinavian civil-law) and, regional proximity (South Asia, Europe & Central Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean and, Sub-Saharan Africa). The results broadly show that, a feasible horizon for the harmonization of blanket policies range from 4 to 10 years.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 874-880

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00016

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Keywords: Software piracy; Intellectual property rights; Panel data; Convergence;

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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "On the Obituary of Scientific Knowledge Monopoly," Working Papers 13/026, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "A brief future of Time in the monopoly of scientific knowledge," Working Papers 13/001, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "Fighting African Capital Flight: Empirics on Benchmarking Policy Harmonization," Working Papers 13/006, African Governance and Development Institute..

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