Piracy Should be Tackled With ‘Carrot and Stick’ USPTO Paper Suggests

A new ‘piracy landscape’ paper commissioned by the US Patent and Trademark Office provides a detailed overview of how online piracy should be tackled. Combining the results of dozens of peer-reviewed academic studies, the authors conclude that effective enforcement measures, paired with more attractive legal options, will yield the best results. A carrot and stick approach.

Over the past years, hundreds of academic piracy studies have been published, all focusing on their own unique angle.

This resulted in a vast body of research that, with some skilled cherry-picking, can support pretty much any argument.

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