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Piracy and creation: the case of the music industry

Maya Bacache-Beauvallet (), Marc Bourreau () and François Moreau

European Journal of Law and Economics, 2015, vol. 39, issue 2, 245-262

Abstract: In this paper we propose a model which shows that the impact of copyright infringement on music artists depends on the type of revenue that they receive (royalties from record companies, profits for self-released artists, revenues from live concerts). We then test the hypotheses derived from the model on a dataset consisting of a survey of 710 artists representative of the whole population of French professional musicians. The results are consistent with our model in so far as: (i) those artists with a recording contract who do more live performances are more tolerant of piracy; and (ii) self-released artists are less tolerant of piracy, and that their attitude is therefore closer to that of record companies. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2015

Keywords: Copyright; Piracy; Music industry; Artists; K42; L82; O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1007/s10657-012-9360-1

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