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Le piratage peut-il être profitable à la firme piratée ?


  • Insaf Bekir
  • Gilles Grolleau
  • Sana El Harbi


Piracy is frequently considered as a reprehensible activity that harms the pirated firm. Our contribution reviews the different mechanisms and rationales supporting the idea that pirated firms may profit from the piracy (namely the indirect appropriation and bundled sales, the exposition effect and information acquisition, network effects, the Coase’s time-inconsistency effect and the discovery of innovation and scarce talents). Beyond the theoretical arguments, we also devote attention to their relevance in the real world and show how they can lead to new policy insights. Classification JEL : M13 ; Q28.

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  • Insaf Bekir & Gilles Grolleau & Sana El Harbi, 2010. "Le piratage peut-il être profitable à la firme piratée ?," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(4), pages 793-805.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_614_0793

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    1. Blandine LAPERCHE & Nejla YACOUB, 2010. "L’Innovation Technologique : Une Strategie Anti-Contrefaçon Des Entreprises Cosmetiques De Luxe Accumulation Versus Valorisation Du Capital-Savoir ; Technological Innovation: An Anti-Counterfeit Strat," Working Papers 20, Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation. / Research Network on Innovation.

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    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy


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