Unlocking Hidden Intellectual Property Value: Do Copyrights Encourage Innovation in the Digital Age?

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Robert Edgell

SUNY Polytechnic Institute; University of St. Gallen; Columbia University - Columbia Business School

Yingzi Xu

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Date Written: December 1, 2003

Abstract

Based on our exploratory investigation, we believe that liberalization of existing copyright practices is necessary. Copyrights no longer encourage innovation. Rather, we believe radical approaches or "hidden" opportunities, such as the Potato System, will be more effective, in this digital age, at yielding greater benefit to the creator and, thus, encouraging media industry innovation and heightened creativity.

Keywords: IP, intellectual property, copyrights, innovation, digital age

Suggested Citation

Edgell, Robert and Xu, Yingzi, Unlocking Hidden Intellectual Property Value: Do Copyrights Encourage Innovation in the Digital Age? (December 1, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1806571 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1806571

Robert Edgell (Contact Author)

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University of St. Gallen

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Columbia University - Columbia Business School

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United States

Yingzi Xu

Shanghai Theatre Academy ( email )

Shanghai
China

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