Some Economics of Digital Content
AbstractThe music industry is currently subject to changes influenced by ongoing digitalisation and informatization that are unprecedented. Other sectors can expect to undergo in the near future what the media industry is going through now â€“ the movie industry being a prime suspect. Each day, some 600,000 copies of movies are exchanged via the Internet, most of these in violation of the copyright laws. The disruptive nature of technological development makes that the market for entertainment products and other content undergoes fundamental changes. Where â€˜contentâ€™ used to be exchanged attached to a physical carrier, increasingly it has the features of an information product.
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product development; consumer as subcontractor; digital content; internet market; price discrimination; product differentiation;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-02-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2005-02-20 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CUL-2005-02-20 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-INO-2005-02-20 (Innovation)
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- Abbing, Hans, 2002. "Why Are Artists Poor?," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 1, number 9789053565650, May.
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