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User Generated Content: Web 2.0 Taking the Video Sector by Storm


  • Mabillot, David


This article examines the communities involved in the distribution and sharing of videos on the internet. Firstly, we study the practices connected with user generated content and describe the appearance of new players (YouTube, Dailymotion, Google Video, Zudeo, etc.) in the audiovisual landscape. We then discuss regulation of the new community model of digital content distribution before moving on to underline the need for the film and audiovisual industries to socially construct new cultural and commercial experiences with film fans.

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  • Mabillot, David, 2007. "User Generated Content: Web 2.0 Taking the Video Sector by Storm," MPRA Paper 4579, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4579

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    user generated content; information good; communities; markets; audiovisual; film; common good; regulation and intellectual property;

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    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process
    • L41 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • L90 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - General

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