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Back to software "profitable piracy": the role of information diffusion

Eric Darmon (), Alexandra Rufini () and Dominique Torre ()

Economics Bulletin, 2009, vol. 29, issue 2, 543-553

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: D4 D8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-04-07
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