What we know, what we don’t know and what policy-makers would like us to know about the economics of copyright.

Towse, R., 2011. What we know, what we don’t know and what policy-makers would like us to know about the economics of copyright. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, 8 (2), pp. 101-120.

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Abstract

Governments the world over are looking for evidence on the economic effects of copyright law, the more so since the increased emphasis in government growth policy on the role of the creative industries has led to the justification of copyright as a stimulus to the economy. This article summarises the current economic evidence relevant for copyright policy and discusses why it falls short of what is wanted.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1698-1359
Subjects:Social Sciences > Economics
Group:Business School
ID Code:19686
Deposited By:Professor Ruth Towse LEFT
Deposited On:19 Mar 2012 16:22
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:54

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