Thursday, 30 July 2015

Digital Piracy in Canada: Evidence from Real File-Sharing Data

Found this article recently, which is free to download.

Authored by Martin Tetu, it goes into some detail on the sorts of content exchanged on peer-to-peer services in Canada, and finds that much content is unavailable elsewhere.

Though other research suggests that the most pirated music is in fact widely available legally (i.e. what's popular is popular), this article exposes how different people look different places for different things.

Specifically looking at Quebec, Canada, the article argues that file-sharing can promote diversity, advancing culture.

Tweefingers @musicpiracy


Tetu, M. (2012). The Cultural 'Virtues' of Piracy in the Digital World: How Peer-to-Peer Can Contribute to the Propagation of Quebecious Heritage and Cultural Diversity. Ethique publique [Public Ethic], 14,(2), 1-15.

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