The Internet has been a key driver of global growth while also providing consumers with vastly more choice and convenience. However, it has also enabled the growth of digital piracy which has had significant negative implications for the production of creative works, fair compensation for artists and legitimate rights holders, and the economy as a whole.
To better assess the nature and scope of online piracy, how it has adapted to new technologies and business models, and what can be done to address it, the
"Piracy involves the unauthorized distribution of music, movies, TV programs, books and software, to the detriment of creative artists and legitimate rights holders and workers in the content industry," notes
"To make effective decisions, policymakers need to have a firm understanding of the facts about the extent and nature of online piracy," Atkinson adds. "This event will provide much needed data to help clarify trends and assess the current environment."
Register for the event (http://www.itif.org/events/size-and-shape-online-piracy).
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