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Is it possible to sell a rival and non-excludable product?

The context pertaining to which I have asked this question is same as that of the question linked below Rival and non excludable products In the linked question, a few examples of rival and non-...
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Rival and non excludable products

I learnt that if the service provided is of non-rival and non-excludable in nature, the problem of free riding occurs and the provider may not get a profit. I can understand how non-excludability ...
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Why is the Free Rider Problem a problem?

Why is it bad that someone can use something like a park or an emergency room without paying?
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Research around the free-rider problem when the resource is taken away?

Today, Wikipedia is again running a donation drive in an attempt to raise more money. Their requests seem to occur more frequently each year. I would guess that 99.99%+ of Wikipedia users never donate,...
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Reverse of broken window fallacy for file sharing/piracy

Adult Swim roughly brings forward the following argument in the video 'film piracy feeds babies': While jobs may be lost in the movie or music industry, they might be created in another. Money that ...
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What are the economic benefits of SLAPP in file sharing/piracy?

Spin-off from Piracy/File sharing - Why aren't songs, movies or books given for free? What are the economic benefits of SLAPP in or out of file sharing/piracy? There's a comment in above link ...
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Is there an economic analysis of how piracy allows a product to take a hegemonic position?

There's an interesting situation with the likes of Photoshop, where the software being pirated actually increases its market usage, and the software becomes the de facto standard, in part due to ...
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Piracy/File sharing - Why aren't songs, movies or books given for free?

Why aren't songs, movies or books given for free (+ads)? i. Every minute, people are pirating and there is no stopping that. If people see 0.99 for a song on iTunes and 0.00 for a song on a torrent ...