IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

2 12 2015

Stanford University Libraries

November 10, 2014

Mary Winow

Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian theory of incentivizing creative works. This Article looks at content production incentives in the online adult entertainment industry. A recent trend of industry-specific studies tries to better understand the relationship between intellectual property (IP) and creation incentives in practice. This Article makes a contribution to the literature by analyzing a major entertainment content industry where copyright protection has been considerably weakened in recent years. Because copyright infringement is widespread and prohibitively difficult to prevent, producers have been effectively unable to rely on the economic benefits that copyright is intended to provide.


The content in this post was found at http://fairuse.stanford.edu/2014/11/10/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FairlyUsed+%28Fairly+Used+Blog%29 and was not authored by the moderators of freeforafee.com. Clicking the title link will take you to the source of the post.




Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment