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Call for papers - Economics of Digital Piracy

Call for papers - Economics of Digital Piracy

From http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/S04.cws_home/cfp_iep_si, via chris pinchen:

Call for papers - Economics of Digital Piracy
Special Issue of Information Economics and Policy

Co-Edited by Martin Peitz, Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim; and Joel Waldfogel, Professor of Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

We are soliciting theory and empirical contributions on issues related to digital piracy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

the functioning of file-sharing systems,
the design of digital IP rights and DRM systems,
the effect of file sharing on sales of legitimate products,
the creation, distribution, pricing, and packaging of digital products in response to piracy.
Contributions may be relevant to multiple industries, or may have a particular industry focus on, say, music, movies, or software.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2009, and we intend to publish the issue in 2010. Please submit electronically to http://www.ees.elsevier.com/iepol/. In the second step, select the special issue on digital piracy under “article type.”

For questions about the suitability of a particular paper or topic, contact martin.peitz@googlemail.com or waldfogj@wharton.upenn.edu.

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