Research: SVoD effect on piracy limited

Findings from a research project undertaken by Portuguese and US academics suggest that subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services have a limited effect on digital piracy, with earlier access to content at much lower prices than those currently offered in the marketplace more effective remedies.

In the experiment, Miguel Godinho de Matos (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon), Pedro Ferreira (Heinz College and Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Michael D. Smith (Heinz College) partnered with a major multinational telecommunications provider to analyse the effect of subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services on digital piracy.

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