Back to software "profitable piracy": the role of information diffusion
Can software piracy be profitable for a software editor? We tackle this issue in a simple model where software is an experience good and where the potential users can choose to adopt or pirate software or to delay their adoption. In that context, we show that a moderate piracy can be profitable for a software editor to foster users' adoption.
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|Date of creation:||2009|
|Publication status:||Published in Economics Bulletin, Economics Bulletin, 2009, 29 (2), pp.543-553|
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