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Developments in the Economics of Copyright

Research and Analysis Edited by Lisa N. Takeyama, Research Associate, Department of Economics, Amherst College, US, Wendy J. Gordon, Professor of Law and Paul J. Liacos Scholar in Law, Boston University School of Law, US and Ruth Towse, Professor of Economics of Creative Industries, CIPPM, Bournemouth University, UK and CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics (University of Glasgow)
This innovative and insightful book, written by some of the leading academics in the field, advances research frontiers on intellectual property and copyright issues. Topics addressed include: peer-to-peer music file sharing, optimal fair use standards, the benefits of copyright collectives, copyright and market entry, alternatives to copyright, the impact of copyright on knowledge production, the proper balance between copyright and competition law, and the application of systematic principles to issues that arise at the periphery of intellectual property law – all with an eye toward economics.
Extent: 224 pp
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Publication Date: 2005
ISBN: 978 1 84376 930 9
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This innovative and insightful book, written by some of the leading academics in the field, advances research frontiers on intellectual property and copyright issues. Topics addressed include: peer-to-peer music file sharing, optimal fair use standards, the benefits of copyright collectives, copyright and market entry, alternatives to copyright, the impact of copyright on knowledge production, the proper balance between copyright and competition law, and the application of systematic principles to issues that arise at the periphery of intellectual property law – all with an eye toward economics.

Displaying a wide range of methodologies – from formal theoretical economic modeling to institutional and case study analyses – the volume explores the role that economics plays in copyright law and policy and shows how economic tools and analysis can be applied to help resolve copyright problems.

The diversity of topics and analyses will be of interest not only to economists, but also to legal scholars and other professionals interested in copyright law, management and policy.
Contributors: T.J. Brennan, A. Duchêne, W.J. Gordon, F.S. Kieff, S. Liebowitz, A. Narciso, T.A. Paredes, G.B. Ramello, P. Samuelson, A. Snow, L.N. Takeyama, P.L.C. Torremans, R. Towse, P. Waelbroeck, R. Watt, C.S. Yoo
Contents: Preface 1. Should Economics Play a Role in Copyright Law and Policy? 2. Risk Sharing and the Distribution of Copyright Collective Income 3. MP3s and Copyright Collectives: A Cure Worse than the Disease? 4. Peer-to-Peer, Piracy and the Copyright Law: Implications for Consumers and Artists 5. ‘Fair Use’ as Policy Instrument 6. Towards a Differentiated Products Theory of Copyright 7. Private Appropriability and Sharing of Knowledge: Convergence or Contradiction? The Opposite Tragedy of the Creative 8. IMS Health or the Question Whether Copyright Still Deserves a Specific Approach in a Market Economy? 9. The Basics Matter: At the Periphery of Intellectual Property Index