Two Best Paper Awards at ICIS

Our paper on the Impact of TSTV on TV viewership and ad consumption won the best paper award at the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems in the Data Science, Decision Analytics and Visualization track. In this paper, we show that the introduction of TSTV does not reduce the consumption of live TV nor the exposure to advertisements. In addition, our paper on the Impact of DNS blocking on digital piracy won the best paper award in the Economics of IS track. In this paper, we show that DNS blocking reduces Internet traffic (including upload — which is used to proxy piracy), increase TV viewership but they do not change the use of legal paid alternatives (e.g. VoD or premium TV channels). In addition, DNS blocking increases Google searches for tools to bypass them and we find evidence that more BitTorrent users remained active after the blocks in regions where this search behavior was more prevalent.