Karaganis, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
Por divulgação e disponibilização do Monoskop Log aqui vos deixo este livro completo que acabou de ser publicado pelo The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) e que os divulgadores apresentam do modo que abaixo se transcreve. Trata-se de mais uma obra acrescentada à nossa biblioteca do blogue, biblioteca essa a que passarei a dedicar-me de forma regular.
“Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.
Based on three years of work by some thirty-five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies tells two overarching stories: one tracing the explosive growth of piracy as digital technologies became cheap and ubiquitous around the world, and another following the growth of industry lobbies that have reshaped laws and law enforcement around copyright protection. The report argues that these efforts have largely failed, and that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.
“The choice,” said Joe Karaganis, director of the project, “isn’t between high piracy and low piracy in most media markets. The choice, rather, is between high-piracy, high-price markets and high-piracy, low price markets. Our work shows that media businesses can survive in both environments, and that developing countries have a strong interest in promoting the latter. This problem has little to do with enforcement and a lot to do with fostering competition.”
Publisher: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
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