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Creative destruction and copyright protection: regulatory responses to file-sharing

Cammaerts, Bart and Meng, Bingchun (2011) Creative destruction and copyright protection: regulatory responses to file-sharing. LSE Media Policy Project Series, Sujon, Zoetanya and Tambini, Damian (eds.) (Media Policy Brief 1). Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The DEA gets the balance between copyright enforcement and innovation wrong. The use of peer-to-peer technology should be encouraged to promote innovative applications. Focusing on efforts to suppress the use of technological advances and toprotect out-of-date business models will stifle innovation in this industry.Providing user-friendly, hassle-free solutions to enable users to download music legally at a reasonable price, is a much more effective strategy for enforcing copyright than a heavy-handed legislative and regulatory regime. Decline in the sales of physical copies of recorded music cannot be attributed solely to file-sharing, but should be explained by a combination of factors such as changing patterns in music consumption, decreasing disposable household incomes for leisure products and increasing sales of digital content through online platforms.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors, LSE Media Policy Project
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
K Law > KD England and Wales
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T201 Patents. Trademarks
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 11:47
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 23:15
Projects: LSE Media Policy Project
Funders: Higher Education Innovation Fund 4

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