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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement: the ethical analysis of a failure, and its les... - 0 views

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    "Abstract: The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) was originally meant to harmonise and enforce intellectual property rights (IPR) provisions in existing trade agreements within a wider group of countries. This was commendable in itself, so ACTA's failure was all the more disappointing. In this article, I wish to contribute to the post-ACTA debate by proposing a specific analysis of the ethical reasons why ACTA failed, and what we can learn from them. I argue that five kinds of objections- namely, secret negotiations, lack of consultation, vague- ness of formulation, negotiations outside any international body, and the creation of a new governing body outside already existing forums-had only indirect ethical impli- cations. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

(7) Music consumption at the dawn of the music industry: the rise of a cultural fad | M... - 0 views

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    [Marco Guerzoni * Massimiliano Nuccio Received: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 22 May 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 Abstract This paper discusses the extent to which sociodemographic characteristics of consumers and their past consumption are less effective in explaining the decision of purchasing a cultural good than the characteristics of the product itself, which allow for imitative behaviors and are at the basis of distinction. While the ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Global 'Epidemic' of Movie Piracy: Crime Wave or Social Construction? | Majid Yar -... - 0 views

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    "The global 'epidemic' of movie 'piracy': crime-wave or social construction? Majid Yar UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY, UK We have seen our future, and it is terrifying. (Fritz Allaway, Motion PictureAssociation of America)
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