Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123591
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Andrés, Antonio R.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/13/010
Abstract: 
This paper employs a recent methodological innovation on intellectual property rights (IPRs) harmonization to project global timelines for common policies against software piracy. The findings on 99 countries are premised on 15 fundamental characteristics of software piracy based on income-levels (high-income, lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income and low-income), legal-origins (English common-law, French civil-law, German civil-law and, Scandinavian civil-law) and, regional proximity (South Asia, Europe & Central Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean and, Sub-Saharan Africa). The results broadly show that a feasible horizon for the harmonization of blanket policies ranges from 4 to 10 years.
Subjects: 
Software piracy
Intellectual property rights
Panel data
Convergence
JEL: 
F42
K42
O34
O38
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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