Copy culture in the US & Germany by Joe Karaganis, Lennart Renkema

By Joe Karaganis, Lennart Renkema

"Copy tradition within the US and Germany" publishes a survey-based learn designed to carry public opinion to undergo on important coverage dialog in regards to the way forward for the net. The learn explores what american citizens and Germans do with electronic media, what they need to do, and the way they reconcile their attitudes and values with diversified rules and suggestions to implement copyright on-line.

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A better indicator of large-scale unauthorized copying is, in our view, P2P use, which tracks closely with the possession of medium and large collections of music and film in both the US and Germany. This does not mean that large collections are necessarily acquired predominantly through P2P use, but rather that people with large collections are likely to have engaged in P2P file sharing. Roughly 13% of American Internet users have used P2P services. In Germany—according to our data—only 4% have done so.

Nor is it clear that HADOPI’s warnings regime produced an enforcement climate significantly different from those of other European countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Spain, which have all seen major increases in public and private enforcement activity in recent years—including a similar 2010 announcement in the United Kingdom of impending three-strikes measures (as yet unimplemented). In terms of actual pun45 COPY CULTURE IN THE US AND GERMANY THE AMERICAN ASSEMBLY | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ishments, France is well behind the European curve.

US) [AMONG THE 14% OF ADULTS WHO HAVE MOVIE/TV FILES] 100% 80% 80 73 70 60% 66 18-29 75 69 68 30-49 59 50-64 65+ 50 Avg. 40% 34 24 20% 15 8 Share with family members Share with friends 11 22 13 14 Upload files to websites where people can download them 8 1 0 Post links to unauthorized files on websites such as Facebook 9 6 3 6 0 Sell copies of unauthorized files The views of P2P users track closely with those of the wider under-30 group—including the relative lack of tolerance for uploading. ) This ambivalence is striking and confirmed at several points in our findings.

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