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Report Finds Most Piracy Driven by High Prices

langelgjm (860756) writes | more than 3 years ago

Piracy 1

langelgjm (860756) writes "The Social Science Research Council, an independent, non-profit organization, today released a major report on music, film and software piracy in developing economies. The product of three years of work, the authors conclude that piracy is primarily driven by excessively high prices and that anti-piracy education and enforcement efforts have failed. Still, chief editor Joe Karaganis believes that businesses can survive in these high piracy environments.

The report is free to readers in low-income countries, but behind a paywall for certain high-income countries, although the SSRC notes that "For those who must have it for free anyway, you probably know where to look.""

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The irony.... (1)

BatGnat (1568391) | more than 3 years ago | (#35409186)

and prices are so high (supposedly) because of piracy......
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