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The Economics of IPR Protection Policies: Comment

The Review of Network Economics

Vol. 6, Issue 4 - December 2007, pp 525 - 529



Author
  Francisco Martínez-Sánchez
Depto. de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico, Universidad de Alicante
E-mail: [email protected]

Abstract
  We provide a theoretical result on the effect of piracy on the sales of legal product using the same framework as Gil (2006). We obtain that when the illegal sector is perfectly competitive and the marginal cost of the legal firm and the quantity tax are small enough, piracy does not lead to lower sales of the legal product.

Keywords: piracy, music, intellectual property, IPR

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