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The Global Congress Research Survey: Research Priorities, Part 1

Between July and September, 2013, The American Assembly surveyed members of the ‘Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest’ community to learn more about their research and priorities. We invited responses from anyone who had either been to a … Continue reading

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The End of Chinese Cultural Exceptionalism? Part 3 of 3: Forget It, Jack, It’s Chinatown

Cross posted on China Law Blog. Part 1: The Ancient History of the DVD is here. Part 2: Who Wants What is here. I won’t pretend any expertise on Hollywood-China film politics, but it does sound like it would make … Continue reading

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The End of Chinese Cultural Exceptionalism? Part 2 of 3: What Everyone Wants

Again, this is jointly posted with China Law Blog. Part 1: ‘The Ancient History of the DVD’ is  here. Part 3: ‘Forget it, Jack, it’s Chinatown’ is here. …. Although we initially approached piracy an intellectual property issue, we ended … Continue reading

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The End of Chinese Cultural Exceptionalism? Part 1 of 3: The Ancient History of the DVD

Dan Harris at China Law Blog invited me to write a post about the launch of the Chinese translation of Media Piracy in Emerging Economies.  There is no China chapter in the report, but of course there are numerous China … Continue reading

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MPEE goes to China

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

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‘Big Deals’ and Publisher-Library Competition

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

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The Curse of Tanya Grotter

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

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Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities

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

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Presenting ‘Copy Culture in the US and Germany’

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

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Canadian Book Pirates

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

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