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dc.contributor.authorWelter, Brennan Scott
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:00:20Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:00:20Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.otherwelter_brennan_s_201212_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/welter_brennan_s_201212_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28625
dc.description.abstractWith the rapid growth of the Internet and peer-to-peer technology, digital piracy has become a serious problem. Many studies have focused on negative or neutral effects that piracy has had on the music industry, but the role that piracy plays in the film industry is still relatively unclear. Companies have spent millions of dollars in lawsuits that have yielded very little in return. By making their content more convenient to access, these companies might be able to lure pirates away from file sharing and into a more socially acceptable form of enjoying these digital goods. Using a basic difference-in-difference model and data collected from two of the largest illegal file sharing websites, I find that introducing a blockbuster movie onto Netflix, the leader in digital video streaming with over 27 million subscribers, decreases the rate at which it is pirated.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPiracy
dc.subjectDigital Piracy
dc.subjectNetflix
dc.subjectFilm
dc.subjectEntertainment
dc.titleThe Netflix effect
dc.title.alternativeproduct availability and piracy in the film industry
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEconomics
dc.description.majorEconomics
dc.description.advisorWarren Ronald S., Jr.
dc.description.committeeWarren Ronald S., Jr.
dc.description.committeeIan Schmutte
dc.description.committeeChristina Marsh


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