Piracy, product differentiation

Author/s Iacopo Grassi
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/4 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 111-128 File size 408 KB
DOI 10.3280/POLI2010-004005
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Piracy and copyright violation have been analyzed in-depth by the economic literature in recent years. Nevertheless, most of the contributions focus on the study of monopoly. The paper analyzes the effect of piracy on collusion and payoffs in a market where two firms compete à la Bertrand, showing that, under general conditions, piracy might increase the payoff for firms.

Keywords: Piracy, copyright, collusion

Jel codes: L13, D43, K21

Iacopo Grassi, Pirateria, differenziazione del prodotto e incentivi alla collusione in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 4/2010, pp 111-128, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2010-004005