Category Economics

Dispatches from IDPF Digital Book 2014, Pt. 2: Public Libraries

Some hints about libraries’ actual value to publishers in driving e-book sales.

National Academies Calls for Hard Data on Digital Copyright

The new booklet Copyright in the Digital Era should be required reading for everyone involved in copyright policy.

Ad Networks Adopt Notice-and-Takedown for Ads on Pirate Sites

A set of voluntary best practices for removing ads from websites that offer infringing content. How effective will it be?

Yes, Piracy Does Cause Economic Harm

New academic research finds overwhelming consistency among studies of the economic effects of media piracy.

Netherlands Rejects Ban on Illegal Downloads

The Netherlands are poised to add to the problem of levy chaos in Europe.

The Future of HADOPI

Yes, HADOPI’s budget has been cut. But that doesn’t mean it’s going away. On the contrary: so far, so good.

The Shame Factor

Will David Lowery’s attempt to shame companies into pulling ads from illegal file-sharing sites pay off?