Unauthorized file-sharing and the pricing of digital content

Koji Domon, Naoto Yamazaki

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Abstract

This paper considers the effects on pricing of digital content from unauthorized file-sharing. Producers must not only consider copyright protection, but also the effect on transaction costs from unauthorized file-sharing. That is, less supply caused by a higher price makes the transaction costs higher due to the difficulty for consumers to find a file they desire. We examine a criterion as to whether this situation makes a monopoly price higher or not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

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Transaction costs
Digital content
Pricing
File sharing
Copyright protection
Monopoly

Keywords

  • Copyright
  • File-sharing
  • Illegal copy
  • Intellectual property right

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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Unauthorized file-sharing and the pricing of digital content. / Domon, Koji; Yamazaki, Naoto.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 85, No. 2, 11.2004, p. 179-184.

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Domon, Koji ; Yamazaki, Naoto. / Unauthorized file-sharing and the pricing of digital content. In: Economics Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 179-184.
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