Copy Culture in the US and Germany
Editor(s) Joe Karaganis

In the wake of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) debate of 2012, Copy Culture in the US and Germany garnered wide international media coverage, becoming a common reference point in discussions about the role of Internet filtering.  The Google-funded comparative study of media consumption, acquisition, and copyright enforcement drew from over 3,000 German and American phone surveys in 2011 and revealed that half of the adults in the U.S. and Germany copy, share, and download music, movies, and TV shows and 70% of young adults do the same. 

Download the PDF below or order copies from
The American Assembly

475 Riverside Drive
Suite 456
New York, NY
FAX: 212-870-3555

James Steinberg

James Steinberg  is Dean and Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2009-2011 and the Dept. of State Deputy National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton. He was previously the Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and cosponsor of The American Assembly's Next Generation Project.