nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2013‒03‒30
two papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Global dynamic timelines for IPRs harmonization against software piracy By Andrés, Antonio R; Asongu , Simplice A
  2. Erster Jahresbericht zum Projekt "Bildungsgerechtigkeit im Fokus" (Teilprojekt 1.2 - "Blended Learning") an der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften By Fischotter, Melanie; Goedicke, Michael; Kurz-Karaoglu, Filiz; Schwinning, Nils; Striewe, Michael

  1. By: Andrés, Antonio R; Asongu , Simplice A
    Abstract: This paper employs a recent methodological innovation on intellectual property rights (IPRs) harmonization to project global timelines for common policies against software piracy. The findings on 99 countries are premised on 15 fundamental characteristics of software piracy based on income-levels (high-income, lower-middle-income, upper-middle-income and low-income), legal-origins (English common-law, French civil-law, German civil-law and, Scandinavian civil-law) and, regional proximity (South Asia, Europe & Central Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean and, Sub-Saharan Africa). The results broadly show that a feasible horizon for the harmonization of blanket policies ranges from 4 to 10 years.
    Keywords: Software piracy; Intellectual property rights; Panel data; Convergence
    JEL: F42 K42 O34 O38 O57
    Date: 2013–01–05
  2. By: Fischotter, Melanie; Goedicke, Michael; Kurz-Karaoglu, Filiz; Schwinning, Nils; Striewe, Michael
    Abstract: Der vorliegende Technical Report beschreibt und diskutiert ein System für Computer Aided Assessments im Bereich Mathematik, welches im Rahmen des Projekts Bildungsgerechtigkeit im Fokus, Teilprojekt 1.2 - Blended Learning realisiert worden ist. Der Report enthält eine Beschreibung des Projekts, eine detaillierte Beschreibung des Systems, erste Erfahrungen und Evaluationen, einen Ausblick auf den weiteren Projektverlauf und einen kurzen Überblick über verwandte Systeme. --
    Date: 2013

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