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Abstract

With the proliferation of technology used to prate software, this paper answers some key questions in policy decision making. Dynamic panel Generalized Methods of Moments and Two Stage Least Squares are employed. IPRs laws treaties are instrumented with government quality dynamics to assess their incidence on software piracy. The following findings are established. 1 Government institutions are crucial in enforcing IPRs laws treaties in the fight against software piracy. 2 Main IP laws enacted by the legislature and Multilateral IP laws are most effective in combating piracy. 3 IPRs laws, WIPO Treaties and Bilateral Treaties do not have significant negative incidences on software piracy. Policy implications are discussed.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Fighting software piracy: which IPRs laws treaties matter in Africa?-

English Title: Fighting software piracy: which IPRs laws treaties matter in Africa?-

Language: English-

Keywords: Software piracy; Intellectual property rights; Panel data; Africa-

Subjects: F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F42 - International Policy Coordination and TransmissionO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O38 - Government PolicyO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O34 - Intellectual Property and Intellectual CapitalO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O57 - Comparative Studies of CountriesK - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law-





Author: Simplice A, Asongu

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/43590/







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