University Video Description from USC: Mar. 21, 2011: The Annenberg Research Seminar and the Norman Lear Center Present – Joe Karaganis, Social Science Research Council, The American Assembly

Please join students and faculty for a special presentation by Joe Karaganis, program director at the Social Science Research Council and vice president at the American Assembly. His topic: “Media Piracy in Emerging Economies.” Karaganis will discuss the recently-released SSRC report, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies, the first large-scale comparative inquiry into piracy and enforcement in the developing world. Based on three years of work by some forty researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies tells two overarching stories: one tracing the explosive growth of piracy as digital technologies became cheap and ubiquitous around the world, and another following the growth of industry lobbies that have reshaped laws and law enforcement around copyright protection. The report argues that these efforts have largely failed, and that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.


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