Friday, 17 January 2014

What about TV piracy?


Much research into digital piracy has focused on music, the most pirated form of media (for various reasons, including music files being easily transferred online).

There has also been a lot of research into film, software, and in more recent years, digital books (more on that in a future blog entry). Largely neglected is TV.

That is to say, except for Newman's paper 'Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television' from 2012.

Notably, and in support of research into film, Newman suggests the delay in new shows in different countries encourages TV piracy. Avoiding spoilers thesedays is incredibly difficult. I know I've been stung (think: Walter White...).

One of the few articles to specifically focus on TV piracy, the article goes into a lot of detail.

Check it out.

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Newman, M.Z. (2012). Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television. Television and New Media, 13(6), 463-479.

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