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Copyright and Creativity: An Application of Cultural Economics

9 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2008  

Ruth Towse

Bournemouth University - Business School


This paper argues that the emphasis by policy-makers on creativity and economic growth in the creative industries, fostered by copyright law, is not well grounded and cultural economics gives little support for these policies.

Keywords: Copyright, Cultural, Creativity

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Towse, Ruth, Copyright and Creativity: An Application of Cultural Economics. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 83-91, 2006. Available at SSRN:

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