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Can Economic Theory Explain Piracy Behavior?

Holm, Jerker LU (2003) In Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy 3(1). p.1-15
Abstract
This paper investigates if economic theory can explain variations in piracy behavior between individuals and between countries. It is demonstrated that economic theory explains a notable part of the individual variation in a survey study. Individuals with a low net valuation of an original when a copy is available are more prone to engage in piracy than individuals with a higher valuation. Individuals with a low cost of obtaining and handling copies are also

more engaged in piracy. The country-wise variation can also be explained by economic variables; GNI/capita and judicial eciency explain a substantial part of this variation.
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more engaged in piracy. The country-wise variation can also be explained by economic variables; GNI/capita and judicial eciency explain a substantial part of this variation.},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
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  series       = {Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy},
  title        = {Can Economic Theory Explain Piracy Behavior?},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2003},
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