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The role of creative communities and entrepreneurs in producing digital content without formal intellectual property : the case of alternative pornography

Abstract : Business models for mainstream porn were extensively explained by Darling (2014).While the role of communities was intentionally overlooked for this segment of the industry, I argue that it is central to the production of alternative pornographies. The research question, then, consists in investigating the role of creative communities and entrepreneurs in producing digital sex-positive pornography in a context of a weak intellectual property regime. I used a qualitative method to tackle this question,in order to document community and entrepreneurial activity in the sex-positive niche. As a conclusion, I find that sex-pos pornographic content is specifically exploited mostly through informal means, based on intrinsic motivation and reputational mechanisms. More specifically, these communities and entrepreneurs are central to the creation of copyrighted content, as they act as informal instruments of intellectual property exploitation and appropriation.
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Kim-Marlène Le. The role of creative communities and entrepreneurs in producing digital content without formal intellectual property : the case of alternative pornography. Economics and Finance. Université de Strasbourg; Scuola superiore Sant'Anna di studi universitari e di perfezionamento (Pise, Italie), 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018STRAB007⟩. ⟨tel-02376556⟩

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