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Copyright: A Plea for Empirical Research

Ivan P. L. Png

National University of Singapore

July 2006

I review empirical research into copyright law, specifically: (i) Measurement of creative output and copying; (ii) How changes in copyright law (duration, depth, and breadth) affect the expected earnings of creators of new work; and (iii) The creators' elasticity of supply of new work. I conclude with directions for future empirical research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: copyright, empirical

JEL Classification: K12, O34, Z10

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Date posted: September 20, 2006  

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Png, Ivan P. L., Copyright: A Plea for Empirical Research (July 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=931587 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.931587

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National University of Singapore ( email )
Singapore, 117543
+65 6516-6807 (Phone)
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