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- MPEE goes to China
- ‘Big Deals’ and Publisher-Library Competition
- On Informal Internet Freedoms (also, Paragraphs I Wish I Had Written Differently)
- The Curse of Tanya Grotter
- Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities
- Presenting ‘Copy Culture in the US and Germany’
- Canadian Book Pirates
- The ‘Kill the Hobbit to Save Regular Earth’ Initiative
- A Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of ‘Kill the Hobbit Subsidies to Save Regular Earth’
- Copy Culture by Race and Ethnicity
- NPD Confidential 3: In Which We Defend Ourselves Against Charges of Drunk Blogging and Practicing Math Without a License
- America Says: Go Gently on Porn Pirate
- Reading EULAs: Not Just for the Crazy Anymore
- Could Pirate Romney Win/Have Won?
- Male Copiers are from Mars. Female Copiers are also from Mars
- Die, Substitution Studies, Die II: Well, OK, Maybe Some Should Live
- NPD Confidential II: Die, Substitution Studies, Die
- NPD Confidential
- Where do Music Collections Come From?
- Unauthorized File Sharing: Is It Wrong?
Author Archives: karaganis
For those of you who have been waiting to read Media Piracy in Emerging Economies in Chinese, we have good news! We are pleased to release MPEE-Chinese Edition, free for download under a CC license. We (Joe Karaganis and Jinying … Continue reading
Andrew Odlyzko has a very interesting draft article on “Open Access, Library and Publisher Competition.” The piece covers a lot of territory, but the core argument that (1) in the digital environment, publishers and libraries compete for the role of … Continue reading
Updated 2/14 Here’s an addition to my list of ‘paragraphs I wish I had written differently.’ From my National Review piece (mostly paywalled): And so we face a dilemma. When we download a movie we infringe. But we can also … Continue reading
Ted Striphas has a great account in The Late Age of Print of the legal battles surrounding unauthorized adaptations of the Harry Potter novels. All the usual “Media Piracy” elements are in play here: “windowing” practices for massive global hits … Continue reading
Post updated 1/22 I thought this would be a Copy Culture week for me but it looks like it will also be a broadband regulation week. So for those of you coming from this New York Times story about Comcast’s … Continue reading
Copy Culture in the US and Germany is a comparative study of digital culture, focusing on media consumption, media acquisition, and attitudes toward copyright enforcement. The study is based on a large-scale phone survey of Americans and Germans in late … Continue reading
An interesting account of the Canadian side of 19th century trans-Atlantic book piracy (from Rowland Lorimer’s Ultra Libris) It was routine for [Canadian] booksellers to sell pirated editions of British titles, produced in and imported from the United States, rather … Continue reading
The editors at Bloomberg View were nice enough to publish this charming drawing by Matt Leines alongside my op-ed, Kill the Hobbit Subsidies to Save Regular Earth (thanks Paula and Matt!). (For those just joining us, the basic story is … Continue reading
The complete (and more concise) version appears on Bloomberg View. So how much taxpayer money, would you guess, did Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. need to produce the films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien book? The answer is zero. The studios … Continue reading
We’ve looked at the difference age makes to copying and downloading (a lot), and gender (not much), and politics (not much). How about race/ethnicity? Well, it makes some. Here is our sequence of questions about attitudes toward sharing music.