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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Security, volume 2, numbers 2 and 3, 2009 // View article sec_v2_n23_2009_1


Post-Payment Copyright System versus Online Music Shop: Business Model and Privacy

Authors:
Heikki Kokkinen
Mikko V. J. Heikkinen
Markus Miettinen

Keywords: business model; copyright; post-payment system; privacy; risk analysis; security; techno-economic modeling

Abstract:
A post-payment copyright system is used to legalize copyrighted music files which a user has obtained illegally. We compare a post-payment copyright system to an online music shop by analyzing three scenarios using both qualitative business and quantitative techno-economic modeling. We analyze the privacy challenges and solutions related to the post-payment copyright system. According to our quantitative analysis, the post-payment copyright system is potentially a more profitable business than an online shop when no media replacement is required. Our qualitative analysis suggests benefits in bundling post-payment copyright system with online music shop and customer sensitivity to the marketing message. The privacy threat analysis and the list of suggested solutions show that privacy is a key factor in the system success, but it is possible to develop adequate protection for the user privacy. Our research is a continuation to the trend of studies suggesting peer-to-peer networks as a part of a viable business model for media distribution.

Pages: 112 to 128

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2009. Used with permission.

Publication date: December 1, 2009

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2636

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