Back to software "profitable piracy": the role of information diffusion
Eric Darmon (),
Alexandra Rufini () and
Dominique Torre ()
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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.
Keywords: piracy; experience goods; delayed adoption; heterogeneous users; signalling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Economics Bulletin, Economics Bulletin, 2009, 29 (2), pp.543-553
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