Informal economies and audiovisual industries: Histories, dynamics, legal and policy responses

Informal economies and audiovisual industries

From streetside DVD vendors to file-sharing networks, informal distribution circuits play a major role in today’s global media environment. These circuits are poorly understood, yet they connect with mainstream industries in ways that, now more than ever before, are crucial to the future of media. This innovative project will investigate the structural and historical connections between formal and informal audiovisual markets, and the degree to which they are increasingly interdependent.

Project team


Project funding

  • ARC Discovery Project (2011-2014)