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Media Piracy Roundtable Coming to Ottawa

IDRC is hosting an open event in Ottawa on Friday, June 3rd on the Media Piracy in Emerging Economies study it funded. I will be participating along with Joe Karaganis, the lead editor of the study, and Ronaldo Lemos, the Director of the Center for Technology and Society at FGV […]

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June 2, 2011 9 comments Must Reads

The Truth About Pirates and Profits: A Market Failure, Not Legal One

Trademark and copyright holders frequently characterize piracy as a legal failure, arguing that tougher laws and increased enforcement are needed to stem infringing activity. But my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that a new global study on piracy, backed by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, comes to a different conclusion. Following several years of independent investigation in six emerging economies, the report concludes that piracy is chiefly a product of a market failure, not a legal one.

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March 22, 2011 17 comments Columns

Canadian Backed Report Says Piracy a Market Failure, Not Legal One

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 20, 2011 as Canadian-backed report says music, movie, and software piracy is a market failure, not a legal one Trademark and copyright holders frequently characterize piracy as a legal failure, arguing that tougher laws and increased enforcement are needed to stem infringing activity. […]

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March 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Canadian Funded Study Provides New Insights Into Global Piracy Claims

The Social Science Research Council has released its much-anticipated study on media piracy in emerging economies. The 440 page report, which received funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, provides an exceptionally detailed and insightful examination of global piracy claims with specific analysis of several middle income economies including South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, and India. The report also features a detailed discussion of industry-sponsored piracy research, the shortcomings of the enforcement agenda, the lack of evidence that “organized crime” is heavily involved in piracy, and the ongoing failure of “education” programs.

The entire report is a must-read but key findings include:

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March 8, 2011 8 comments News

IDRC Launches Open Access Repository

The International Development Research Centre has launched the IDRC Digital Library, becoming the first federal research granting institution to establish an open access institutional repository for the research that it funds.

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April 24, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads