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Effects of Piracy and Digital Rights Management on the Online Music Market in Korea

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  • Dongook Choi

    (ESSEC Business School, France)

  • Yeonbae Kim

    (Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), Seoul National University)

Abstract

This study attempted to identify the relationship among user demand for online music, unauthorized file-sharing activities (piracy), and the effect of digital rights management (DRM) in Korea. Empirical analysis showed that piracy and DRM have negative effects on the demand for online music. In addition, DRM augmented piracy during the study period, resulting in a negative overall effect on demand.

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  • Dongook Choi & Yeonbae Kim, 2010. "Effects of Piracy and Digital Rights Management on the Online Music Market in Korea," TEMEP Discussion Papers 201072, Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), revised Dec 2010.
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    Keywords

    Online music; digital music; digital rights management; file sharing; piracy.;
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    JEL classification:

    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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