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The impact of digital piracy on market strategies in software

Влияние цифрового пиратства на рыночные стратегии в сфере программного обеспечения

Komarova, Anastasiya (Комарова, Анастасия) () and Alexander Kurdin ()
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Komarova, Anastasiya (Комарова, Анастасия): Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Lomonosov Moscow State University

Economic Policy, 2014, vol. 6, 54-75

Abstract: Availability of digital piracy in software markets significantly affected the incentives and constraints of economic agents. This affects the results of market interaction, leading to a shift in the market equilibrium and social optimum. The developed model explains the author's choice of strategy for the dissemination of digital or analog version, namely the choice of the level of technical protection of copyright and pricing policy. It also allows to evaluate the effects on social well-being of the presence of digital piracy and the availability of protection from a copyright in the selection of different strategies.

Keywords: digital piracy software market; technical protection of copyright (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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