Sept. 14 Joe Karaganis on Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

You are cordially invited to the inaugural ISP Lunch Speaker Series event of the 2010-2011 academic year.  Joe Karaganis will discuss his multi-year study on Media Piracy in Emerging Economies on September 14 at 12:10 p.m. in Room 122 of Yale Law School.

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first major independent study of contemporary piracy and enforcement, drawing on the work of some 30 researchers in 7 countries.  The study provides a detailed empirical look at the relationship between law, enforcement, pirate networks, and changing cultural and technological practices around media.  It does so by examining the structure of licit and illicit media markets from both the consumer and 'business model' perspective.  It traces the decade-long ramp up in enforcement, as the pursuit of stronger formal protections becomes a game of diminishing returns.  And it looks at the persistent failure of those efforts as digital technologies become cheap and ubiquitous.  The SSRC Media Piracy Project was created in 2006 to enable a better, more realistic conversation about these issues.  Its major product, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies, will be published in November.

About Joe Karaganis

Joe Karaganis is the Vice President at the American Assembly and a Program Director at the Social Science Research Council.  For ten years, he directed SSRC projects on media and information policy, including work on the politics of open source software adoption, broadband use in low-income communities, and access to data in media policymaking.  He is currently completing a 4-year, 7 country, 30 researcher collaborative project on music, film, and software piracy in emerging economies.