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Handbook on the Digital Creative Economy

Edited by Ruth Towse, Professor of Economics of Creative Industries, CIPPM, Bournemouth University, UK and CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics (University of Glasgow) and Christian Handke, Assistant Professor of Cultural Economics, ESHCC, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Senior Researcher, IViR, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Digital technologies have transformed the way many creative works are generated, disseminated and used. They have made cultural products more accessible, challenged established business models and the copyright system, and blurred the boundary between producers and consumers. This unique resource presents an up-to-date overview of academic research on the impact of digitization in the creative sector of the economy.
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Publication Date: 2013
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Digital technologies have transformed the way many creative works are generated, disseminated and used. They have made cultural products more accessible, challenged established business models and the copyright system, and blurred the boundary between producers and consumers. This unique resource presents an up-to-date overview of academic research on the impact of digitization in the creative sector of the economy.

In 37 chapters, this coherent volume brings together contributions by experts on many aspects of digitization in the creative industries. With its interdisciplinary approach and detailed studies of digitization in the arts, media and cultural industries, the Handbook provides accessible material for a range of courses. It will be thought-provoking reading for academics, researchers, students and policy-makers interested in progress in the creative economy.
‘The digital creative economy is the new frontier in the economics of culture and this volume is the very best place to start in on that topic.’
– Tyler Cowen, George Mason University, US

‘Two concepts that have become increasingly prominent in debate about contemporary economic policy are the digital economy and the creative economy. This pioneering Handbook brings these two concepts together, with contributions from a wide range of scholars in economics, law, cultural studies, media and communications. A particular focus of the volume is on copyright issues in the digital environment, especially in the audio-visual, publishing and media industries. This book provides an authoritative overview that will be essential reading for students, researchers and policy-makers working in this rapidly evolving field.’
– David Throsby, Macquarie University, Australia

‘Handbook on the Digital Creative Economy contains a rich set of insights that have emerged from a diverse and, in some cases, rapidly growing set of literatures and, as such, is a valuable research record of the scholarly ‘‘state of play’’.’
– Journal of Cultural Economics

Contributors: P. Arora, K. Atladottír, P. Bakker, J. Banks, W.J. Baumol, C. Bekar, A. Bruns, S. Cunningham, P. Di Cola, G. Doyle, K. van Eijck, J. Farchy, M. Favale, T. Flew, M. Gansemer, P. Goodridge, C. Handke, E. Haswell, A. Henten, R.M. Hilty, F. Homberg, R. Inglehart, A. Johansson, A. Katz, H. van Kranenburg, M. Kretschmer, M. Latzer, S.J. Liebowitz, M. Majorana, D. Mendis, F. Müller-Langer, T. Navarrete, S. Nérisson, P. Norris, J. Petrou, J. Poort, J. Potts, A. Pratt, M. Scheufen, N. Searle, D. Secchi, P. Stepan, A. Swift, R. Tadayoni, R. Towse, P. Tschmuck, F. Vermeylen, P. Waelbroek, R. Watt, G. White, P. Wikstrom, G. Withers, R. van der Wurff, G.W. Ziggers
Contents:

Introduction
Christian Handke and Ruth Towse

PART I: PERSPECTIVES ON DIGITIZATION IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
1. General Purpose Technologies
Cliff Bekar and Erin Haswell

2. Reining in Those Unstoppably Rising Costs
William J. Baumol

3 Evolutionary Perspectives
Jason Potts

4. Space and Place
Andy C. Pratt

5. Business Models
Nicola Searle and Gregor White

6. Dynamic Competition and Ambidexterity
Hans van Kranenburg and Gerrit Willem Ziggers

7. From Prosumption to Produsage
Axel Bruns

8. Consumption Patterns
Koen van Eijck and Max Majorana

9. Digital Divide
Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart

PART II: DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
10. Copying Technologies
Cliff Bekar

11. Technological Change and Cultural Production
Peter Tschmuck

12. Media Convergence
Michael Latzer

13. Has Digitization Delivered? Fact and Fiction in Digital TV Broadcasting
Reza Tadayoni and Anders Henten

PART III: POLICY AND COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN THE DIGITAL CREATIVE ECONOMY
14. Cultural Policy
Terry Flew and Adam Swift

15. Measuring the Creative Economy
Peter Goodridge

16. International Trade in Audiovisual Products
Gillian Doyle

17. Copyright Law
Peter Di Cola

18. Copyright Law and Royalty Contracts
Richard Watt

19. Copyright and Competition Policy
Ariel Katz

20. Collective Copyright Management
Reto M. Hilty and Sylvie Nérisson

21. Copyright Levies
Joost Poort

PART IV: COPYRIGHT AND DIGITIZATION: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
22. Empirical Evidence on Copyright
Christian Handke

23. Internet Piracy: The Estimated Impact on Sales
Stan J. Liebowitz

24. Artists, Authors’ Rights and Copyright
Kristín Atladottír, Martin Kretschmer and Ruth Towse

25. New Opportunities for Authors
Joëlle Farchy, Mathilde Gansemer and Jessica Petrou

26. Orphan Works
Fabian Homberg, Marcella Favale, Martin Kretschmer, Dinusha Mendis and Davide Secchi

PART V: CREATIVE INDUSTRY STUDIES
27. Performing Arts
Ruth Towse

28. Art Markets
Payal Arora and Filip Vermeylen

29. Museums
Trilce Navarrete

30. Publishing
Patrik Wikstrom and Anette Johansson

31. eBook and Book Publishing
Joëlle Farchy, Mathilde Gansemer and Jessica Petrou

32. Academic Publishing and Open Access
Frank Müller-Langer and Marc Scheufen

33. News
Piet Bakker and Richard van der Wurff

34. Digital Music
Patrick Waelbroek

35. Film
Paul Stepan

36. Broadcasting
Glenn Withers

37. Games and Entertainment Software
John Banks and Stuart Cunningham