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Handbook on the Economics of Copyright: A Guide for Students and Teachers

Edited by: Richard Watt

ISBN13: 9781783478262
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £35.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781849808521



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Featuring expert contributors from around the world, this book offers insight into the vital theoretical and practical aspects of the economics of copyright. Topics discussed include fair use, performers' rights, copyright and trade, online music streaming, internet piracy, copyright and visual art markets, and open source publishing.

In addition to in-depth coverage of these timely topics, the authors also offer insightful predictions and policy recommendations for the future. Each of the self-contained chapters is written by a distinguished expert and is pitched at a level designed to be accessible to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in economics and law.

As a whole, the book covers all of the topical content that a student of copyright economics should know. Teachers and lecturers will find all the required material to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject in a single volume. For scholars with a legal background, the book will also act as an effective introduction or refresher in the economic theory underlying copyright.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Contents
Introduction
PART I THE ECONOMIC THEORY OF COPYRIGHT
1. The Basic Economic Theory of Copyright Richard Watt
2. What Limits Indirect Appropriability Michael Waldman
PART II THE LEGAL STRUCTURE OF COPYRIGHT AND THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
3. The Idea/Expression Dichotomy: Friend or Foe? Eleonora Rosati
4. The Fair Use Doctrine: Markets, Market Failure and Rights of Use Wendy Gordon
5. The Public Domain Paul J. Heald
PART III LICENSING AND AUTHORS' EARNINGS
6. Licensing of Copyright Works in a Bargaining Model Richard Watt
7. Fair Remuneration for Copyright Holders and the Shapley Value Richard Watt
8. Economics of Performers' Rights Ruth Towse
9. The Licensing of Online Music Streaming Services in Europe Sebastian F. Schwemer
PART IV COPYRIGHT COLLECTIVES
10. Copyright Collectives: Some Basic Economic Theory Richard Watt
11. Collective Administration Christian Handke
PART V COPYING AND COPYRIGHT PIRACY
12. Copying and the Pricing of Information Goods Richard Watt
13. Impacts of Internet Piracy Stan J. Liebowitz
14. Law and Economics of Copyright Remedies Stephen E. Margolis
15. Effectiveness of Government Anti-Piracy Enforcement Policy: Commitment versus Non-Commitment Dyuti S. Banerjee
PART VI OTHER ISSUES IN THE ECONOMICS OF COPYRIGHT LAW
16. Copyright and Parallel Trade Frank Mueller-Langer
17. Open Source and Open Access: New Paradigms in the Theory of Copyright Richard Watt
18. Copyright in Visual Art Markets: Some Economic Theory Concerning Resale Royalties and Other Options Richard Watt
Index