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Sharing, Streaming, Stealing or Socialising?

About this project

Piers Fleming

Daniel Zizzo

Steven Watson

Melanie Parravano

Lead investigator(s):
Dr Piers Fleming
– Prof Daniel Zizzo
Dr Steven Watson
Dr Melanie Parravano

Start Date: 1st January 2013
End Date: 31st December 2014


This project carried out a review of the factors, attitudes and methodologies examined in filesharing research. It included an empirical study of files-sharing behaviour focussing on games and ebooks. The project concluded with an experimental study using a behavioural economic paradigm to examine incentives and social factors on filesharing behaviour (or a proxy for filesharing behaviour) which will aim to inform potential policy outcomes.

Project outputs include: