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Trading Cultural Goods in the Era of Digital Piracy

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  • Stefania Lionetti

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    (Institute of Economic Research (IRE), University of Lugano)

  • Roberto Patuelli

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    (Institute of Economic Research (IRE), University of Lugano; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA))

Abstract

The issue of digital piracy as violation of intellectual property rights is a hot button among many governments around the world. Until now, nor legislation or its enforcement have managed to keep up with the most recent technologies facilitating piracy. Piracy rates may significantly affect both internal demand and international trade of cultural goods. This paper aims to empirically assess the effect of digital piracy on bilateral trade in cultural goods. We focus on trade in music and media. Analysing an 11-year panel of 25 countries, we find that piracy does affect negatively bilateral trade, although to a varying extent.

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Paper provided by USI Università della Svizzera italiana in its series Quaderni della facoltà di Scienze economiche dell'Università di Lugano with number 0907.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:lug:wpaper:0907

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Keywords: trade; cultural goods; piracy; spatial filtering; network autocorrelation;

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  1. Rodolfo Metulini & Paolo Sgrignoli & Stefano Schiavo & Massimo Riccaboni, 2014. "The migration network effect on international trade," Working Papers 5/2014, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, revised May 2014.
  2. Candela, Guido & Mussoni, Maurizio & Patuelli Roberto, 2012. "The effects of World Heritage Sites on domestic tourism: a spatial interaction model for Italy," EBLA Working Papers 201204, University of Turin.
  3. Maria MASOOD, 2014. "New Evidence on Development and Cultural Trade: Diversification, Reconcentration and Domination," Working Papers P85, FERDI.

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