Software publishing (including video games)

From Copyright EVIDENCE

This industry category includes the following:

58.2 Software publishing

58.21 Publishing of computer games
This class includes:
- publishing of computer games for all platforms
58.29 Other software publishing
This class includes:
- publishing of ready-made (non-customised) software, including translation or adaptation of non-customised software for a particular market on own account:
  • operating systems
  • business and other applications


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Industry Sectors

Software publishing (including video games) is an industry sector defined within the Copyright Evidence wiki.


The following studies involve this industry sector (206):

 Citation
Acilar (2010)Acılar, A. (2010). Demographic Factors Affecting Freshman Students' Attitudes towards Software Piracy: An Empirical Study. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 7, 321-328.
Acilar and Aydemir (2010)Acilar, A., & Aydemir, M. (2010). Students' Attitudes Towards Software Piracy-The Gender Factor: A Case of a Public University in an Emerging Country. In The Eleventh ETHICOMP International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technology.
Al-Rafee and Dashti (2012)Al-Rafee, S., & Dashti, A. E. (2012). A Cross Cultural Comparison of the Extended TPB: The Case of Digital Piracy. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 15(1), 5-24.
Al-Rafee and Rouibah (2010)Al-Rafee, S., & Rouibah, K. (2010). The fight against digital piracy: An experiment. Telematics and Informatics, 27(3), 283-292.
Aleassa, Pearson and McClurg (2011)Aleassa, H., Pearson, J. M., & McClurg, S. (2011). Investigating software piracy in Jordan: An extension of the theory of reasoned action. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(4), 663-676.
Andrés (2006a)Andrés, A. R. (2006). The relationship between copyright software protection and piracy: Evidence from Europe. European Journal of Law and Economics, 21(1), 29-51.
Andrés (2006b)Andrés, A. R. (2006). Software piracy and income inequality. Applied Economics Letters, 13(2), 101-105.
Angelopoulos (2012)Angelopoulos, C. (2012). The myth of European term harmonisation: 27 public domains for the 27 member states. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (2012) Vol, 43, 567-594.
Asongu (2014)Simplice Asongu, (2014) "Software piracy, inequality and the poor: evidence from Africa", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 41 Issue: 4, pp.526-553, available under: https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-10-2012-0141.
Aufderheide et al. (2018)Aufderheide, P., Pappalardo, K., Suzor, N. And Stevens, J. (2018) Calculating the consequences of narrow Australian copyright exceptions: Measurable, hidden and incalculable costs to creators. Poetics, 69, pp15-26.
Australian Law Reform Commission (2013)ALRC Report 122 (2013), available at http://www.alrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/pdfs/publications/final_report_alrc_122_2nd_december_2013_.pdf.
BOP Consulting and DotEcon (2015)BOP Consulting, DotEcon (2015). International Comparison of Approaches to Online Copyright Infringement: Final Report, commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office.
Bae and Choi (2006)Bae, Sang Hoo, and Jay Pil Choi. A model of piracy. Information Economics and Policy 18.3 (2006): 303-320.
Baker and Cunningham (2006)Baker, M., & Cunningham, B. (2006). Court decisions and equity markets: Estimating the value of copyright protection. Journal of Law and Economics 49(2), 567-596.
Band (2013a)Band, J. (2013). CEO compensation in copyright-intensive industries. Bandwidth. Available at SSRN 2333854.
Band (2013b)Band, J. (2013). Profitability of firms in copyright-intensive industries. Bandwidth. Available at SSRN 2333844
Band and Gerafi (2013)Band, J. & Gerafi, J. (2013). Foreign ownership of firms in IP intensive industries. Policy Bandwidth. Available at SSRN 2333839.
Banerjee, Khalid and Sturm (2005)Banerjee, D., Khalid, A. M., & Sturm, J. E. (2005). Socio-economic development and software piracy. An empirical assessment. Applied Economics, 37(18), 2091-2097.
Banks and Humphreys (2008)Banks, J., & Humphreys, S. (2008). The Labour of User Co-Creators Emergent Social Network Markets?. Convergence: the International Journal of research into New Media technologies, 14(4), 401-418.
Bar-Ziv and Elkin-Koren (2018)Bar-Ziv, S. and Elkin-Koren, N. (2018) Behind the Scenes of Online Copyright Enforcement: Empirical Evidence on Notice & Takedown. Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 50(2).
Beard, Ford and Stern (2018)Beard, T.R., Ford, G.S., and Stern, M. (2018) Safe Harbours and the Evolution of Online Platform Markets: An Economic Analysis. 36 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 309
Bechtold, Buccafusco and Sprigman (2016)Bechtold, S., Buccafusco, C. And Sprigman, J.C. (2016) Innovation Heuristics: Experiments on Sequential Creativity in Intellectual Property. Indiana Law Journal, 2016, Forthcoming.
Belleflamme and Peitz (2010)Belleflamme, P., & Peitz, M. (2010). Digital piracy: Theory. CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3222. Available at SSRN 1698618.
Belleflamme and Peitz (2014)Belleflammea, Paul, and Martin Peitzb. Digital piracy. (2014).
Bessen (2005)Bessen, J. E. (2005). Open source software: Free provision of complex public goods. Boston University. Available at SSRN 588763.
Bezmen and Depken (2006)Bezmen, T. L., & Depken, C. A. (2006). Influences on software piracy: Evidence from the various United States. Economic Letters, 90(3), 356-361.
Borghi, Maggiolino, Montagnani and Nuccio (2012)Borghi, M., Maggiolino, M., Montagnani, M.L. & Nuccio, M. (2012). Determinants in the online distribution of digital content: An exploratory analysis. European Journal for Law and Technology, 3(2), 1-29.
Brassell and Goodyer (2015)Brassell, M. & Goodyer, I. (2015) Penalty Fair? Study of criminal sanctions for copyright infringement available under the CDPA 1988. IPO, 2015
Brauneis and Oliar (2016)Brauneis, R. and Olliar, D. (2016) Copyright’s Race, Gender and Age: A First Quantitative Look at Registrations. GWU Law School Public Law Research paper No. 2016-48
Bryce and Rutter (2005)Bryce, J., & Rutter, J. (2005). Fake Nation? A study into an everyday crime. The Intellectual Property Theft and Organised Crime research project, UK.
Buccafusco and Masur (2013)Buccafusco, Christopher, and Jonathan S. Masur. Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law. S. Cal. L. Rev. 87 (2013): 275.
Camerani, Grassano, Chavarro and Tang (2013)Camerani, R., Grassano, N., Chavarro, D. & Tang, P. (2013) Private Copying, IPO, 2013
Carpou (2016)Carpou, Z. (2016) Robots, Pirates and the Rise of the Automated Takedown Regime: Using the DMCA to Fight Piracy and Protect End-Users. 39 Colum J.L. & Arts 551.
Chan and Lai (2011)Chan, R. Y. K. and Lai, J. W. M. 2011. Does Ethical Ideology Affect Software Piracy Attitude and Behaviour? An Empirical Investigation of Computer Users in China European Journal of Information Systems, 20, 659-673.
Charles River Associates (2013)Assessing the Economic Impacts of Adapting Certain Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright and Related Rights in the EU, Charles River Assoc., (2013), available at
Chen and Png ("003)Chen, Yeh-ning, and Ivan Png. Information goods pricing and copyright enforcement: Welfare analysis. Information Systems Research 14.1 (2003): 107-123.
Chen, Pan and Pan (2009)Chen, M. F., Pan, C. T., & Pan, M. C. (2009). The joint moderating impact of moral intensity and moral judgment on consumer’s use intention of pirated software. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(3), 361-373.
Cheng, Sims and Teegen (1997)Cheng, H. K., Sims, R. R., & Teegen, H. (1997). To purchase or to pirate software: An empirical study. Journal of Management Information Systems, 13(4), 49-60.
Chiang and Assane (2002)Chiang, E., & Assane, D. (2002). Software copyright infringement among college students. Applied Economics, 34(2), 157-166.
Chiu, Hsieh and Wang (2008)Chiu, H. C., Hsieh, Y. C. and Wang, M. C. 2008. How to Encourage Customers to use Legal Software. Journal of Business Ethics, 80, 583-595.
Collopy, Bastian, Drye, Koempel, Lewis, Jenner (2014)Collopy, D., Bastian, V., Drye, T., Koempel, F., Lewis, D., & Jenner, P. (2014). Measuring Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.
Cornwell (2017)Cornwell, J. (2017) Intellectual Property Litigation at the Court of Session: A First Empirical Investigation. Edinburgh Law Review, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp192-216.
Corporate Europe Observatory (2018)Corporate Europe Observatory (2018) Copyright Directive: how competing big business lobbies drowned out critical voices. Available via: https://corporateeurope.org/en/2018/12/copyright-directive-how-competing-big-business-lobbies-drowned-out-critical-voices (last accessed: 7 June 2019)
Cotropia and Gibson (2014)Cotropia, C. A., & Gibson, J. (2014). Copyright's Topography: An Empirical Study of Copyright Litigation. Texas Law Review, 92(7).
Cox, Collins and Drinkwater (2010)Cox, J., Collins, A. and Drinkwater, S. 2010. Seeders, Leechers and Social Norms: Evidence From the Market for Illicit Digital Downloading. Information Economics and Policy, 22, 299-305.
Cronan and Al-Rafee (2008)Cronan, T. P., & Al-Rafee, S. (2008). Factors that influence the intention to pirate software and media. Journal of Business Ethics, 78(4), 527-545.
Danahar, Smith and Teland (2015)Danahar, B., Smith, M., Teland, R.,'Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Age: Empirical Evidence and Conclusions', WIPO/ACE/10/20, 2015
Danaher et al. (2019)Danaher, Brett and Hersh, Jonathan Samuel and Smith, Michael D. and Telang, Rahul, The Effect of Piracy Website Blocking on Consumer Behavior (August 13, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2612063 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2612063
Depken and Simmons (2004)C. A. Depken II & L. C. Simmons (2004) Social construct and the propensity for software piracy, Applied Economics Letters, 11:2, 97-100.
Depoorter (2019)Depoorter, B. (2019) Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Age: When the Remedy is the Wrong. 66 UCLA L. Rev. 400
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