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Edited by Christopher S. Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication and Computer and Information Science and Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania, US
This path-breaking two-volume collection brings together seminal contributions by leading scholars to the vibrant literature on copyright that has emerged over the past few decades. Volume one consists of articles analyzing copyright from the perspective of history, philosophy and democratic theory. Volume two focuses on the economics of copyright, including monopoly theory, public goods theory, price discrimination, transaction cost economics and political economy.
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Publication Date: 2011
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This path-breaking two-volume collection brings together seminal contributions by leading scholars to the vibrant literature on copyright that has emerged over the past few decades. Volume one consists of articles analyzing copyright from the perspective of history, philosophy and democratic theory. Volume two focuses on the economics of copyright, including monopoly theory, public goods theory, price discrimination, transaction cost economics and political economy.

This important collection, with an original introduction by the editor, will be of great value to scholars, students and practitioners interested in the topical field of copyright, as well as the broader area of intellectual property law.
‘. . . this book is a wonderful reference tool for anyone who is interested in obtaining a broad overview of copyright law and how it interacts with economics.’
– Alicia Brillon, American Reference Books Annual 2012

‘Christopher Yoo has pulled together much of the best academic work detailing the history of copyright, as well as the instrumentalist and deontic theories that have been offered to justify modern copyright law. This is a valuable contribution to the copyright literature.’
– Christopher Sprigman, University of Virginia, US
21 articles, dating from 1982 to 2009
Contributors include: S. Balganesh, W.W. Fisher III, W.J. Gordon, J. Hughes, P. Jaszi, J.D. Litman, R.P. Merges, T.B. Nachbar, N.W. Netanel, G. Parchomovsky
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction Christopher S. Yoo

PART I THE HISTORY OF COPYRIGHT
1. Tyler T. Ochoa and Mark Rose (2002), ‘The Anti-Monopoly Origins of the Patent and Copyright Clause’
2. Thomas B. Nachbar (2005), ‘Monopoly, Mercantilism, and the Politics of Regulation’
3. Paul M. Schwartz and William Michael Treanor (2003), ‘Eldred and Lochner: Copyright Term Extension and Intellectual Property as Constitutional Property’
4. Peter Jaszi (1991), ‘Toward a Theory of Copyright: The Metamorphoses of “Authorship”’
5. Oren Bracha (2008), ‘The Ideology of Authorship Revisited: Authors, Markets, and Liberal Values in Early American Copyright’

PART II PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS
6. Justin Hughes (1988), ‘The Philosophy of Intellectual Property’
7. Seana Valentine Shiffrin (2001), ‘Lockean Arguments for Private Intellectual Property’
8. Jeanne L. Schroeder (2006), ‘Unnatural Rights: Hegel and Intellectual Property’

PART III DEMOCRATIC THEORIES
9. Neil Weinstock Netanel (1996), ‘Copyright and Democratic Civil Society’
10. Shyamkrishna Balganesh (2009), ‘Debunking Blackstonian Copyright’


Volume II

Acknowledgements

An introduction to both volumes by the editor appears in Volume I

PART I PUBLIC GOOD ECONOMICS, MONOPOLY AND PRICE DISCRIMINATION
1. William W. Fisher III (1988), ‘Reconstructing the Fair Use Doctrine. “Introduction” and “Chapter IV- Economic Analysis”’
2. Michael J. Meurer (2001), ‘Copyright Law and Price Discrimination’
3. Christopher S. Yoo (2004), ‘Copyright and Product Differentiation’
4. Christopher S. Yoo (2007), ‘Copyright and Public Good Economics: A Misunderstood Relation’

PART II TRANSACTION COSTS AND THE NEW INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS
5. Wendy J. Gordon (1982), ‘Fair Use as Market Failure: A Structural and Economic Analysis of the “Betamax” Case and its Predecessors’
6. Robert P. Merges (1996), ‘Contracting into Liability Rules: Intellectual Property Rights and Collective Rights Organizations’
7. Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky (2009), ‘The Evolution of Private and Open Access Property’
8. Clarisa Long (2004), ‘Information Costs in Patent and Copyright’

PART IV THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COPYRIGHT
9. Jessica D. Litman (1987), ‘Copyright, Compromise, and Legislative History’
10. Thomas B. Nachbar (2002), ‘Constructing Copyright’s Mythology’
11. Robert P. Merges (2000), ‘Intellectual Property Rights and the New Institutional Economics’