The Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA) at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research into timely public policy and managerial questions raised by the emergence of digital distribution channels for entertainment content.
IDEA Research Initiatives
Liron Sivan, Rahul Telang, and Michael Smith’s article studying the impact of pirate links in search engine results was accepted for publication at Management Science. Their research shows that moving pirate links from the first page of search results to the second page causes a significant reduction in piracy and a significant increase in legal purchases. They also find that this change occurs even among consumers who initially express a desire to pirate content.
– September 14, 2018