The economics of copyright

: Developments in research and analysis / edited by Wendy J. Gordon Richard Watt. - Cheltenham : Elgar ©2003. - 206 p. ; 24 cm.

Presenting a selection of innovative research contributions written by some of the best known academics in the field The Economics of Copyright covers issues that are at the forefront of the implementation and management of copyright.
The book touches on all aspects of copyright management including the effects of copyright piracy optimal contractual arrangements between authors and publishers copyright and antitrust issues and collective management of copyright. This selection of papers not only shows how fruitful the study of copyright from an economic theory perspective has been but they also clearly indicate the directions (and analytical tools) that will be of principal interest over the next few years as research in this area flourishes.
Both legal scholars specialising in intellectual property and applied economics scholars will find this book of importance as will organisations dealing with the management and protection of intellectual property rights. The book will also be good reading for any advanced university course dealing with the economics of copyright.


List of contributors vi
Preface Richard Watt x
Introduction Wendy J. Gordon xiv
1. - Back to the future: Can copyright owners appropriate revenues in the face of new copying technologies? Stan Liebowitz 1
2. - Pricing information goods in the presence of copying Paul Belleflamme 26
3. - Piracy asymmetric information and product quality Lisa N. Takeyanza 55
4. - Copyright policy cultural policy and support for artists Ruth Towse 66
5. - Efficient distribution of copyright income Jorge Alonso and Richard Watt 81
6. - Innovation of music Tobias Regner 104
7. - Copyright and antitrust issues Giovanni B. Ramello 118
8. - Self help systems: Good substitutes for copyright or new barriers to competition? JoNle Farchy and Fabrice Rochelandet 148
9. - The market for intellectual property: The case of complementary oligopoly Francesco Parisi and Ben Depoorter 162
10. - Are copyright collecting societies efficient organisations? An evaluation of collective administration of copyright in Europe Fabrice Rochelandet 176
Index 199