Copy Culture, Media Piracy, and Shadow Libraries


September 27, 2012 | 11:30-1:30 | Room 401
American University Washington College of Law



Joe Karaganis
Columbia University
Bodó Balázs


Joe Karaganis, a researcher at Columbia University’s American Assembly, and Bodó Balázs, a professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, will discuss their ongoing research on culture and media piracy in the U.S. and Europe.

Karaganis will discuss a recent comparative study, “Copy Culture in the US and Germany,” which maps digital media practices and attitudes toward copyright enforcement in the two countries.

Balázs will discuss his ongoing research on the complex system of rules and governance mechanisms in piratical P2P file-sharing “darknets,” including communal enforcement of intellectual property–like regimes within such communities.