Friday, 20 June 2014

Motion Picture Association of America offers $20,000 grants to academics to research movie piracy

Academics have long been sceptical of industry research on piracy for it's lack of transparency, and industry have been long complained that academics are living in a bubble and don't know what they're talking about: it's a bit of a stalemate.

In an interesting twist, the MPAA are openly inviting academics to research movie piracy by offering grants to fund the work. Hop on over to their website for more information.

It's good to see they are open-minded to qualitative research, which I personally feel would greatly benefit our understanding of digital piracy to date.

Thanks to my friend Amanda from USA for the shout. You can follow her adventures in researching digital music listening trends more broadly @StudyListening.

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