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Global dynamic timelines for IPRs harmonization against software piracy

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  • Antonio R Andres

    (Al Akhawayn University)

  • Simplice A Asongu

    (African Governance and Development Institute)

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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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  • Antonio R Andres & Simplice A Asongu, 2013. "Global dynamic timelines for IPRs harmonization against software piracy," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 874-880.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00016
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    Keywords

    Software piracy; Intellectual property rights; Panel data; Convergence;
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    JEL classification:

    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

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