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Eric Darmon, Alexandra Rufini and Dominique Torre
''Back to software "profitable piracy": the role of information diffusion''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.2 )
Can software piracy be profitable for a software editor? We tackle this issue in a simple model where software is an experience good and where the potential users can choose to adopt or pirate software or to delay their adoption. In that context, we show that a moderate piracy can be profitable for a software editor to foster users' adoption.
JEL: D4 - Market Structure and Pricing: General
D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 28 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 07 2009

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