The Public Domain

Richard Watt (ed.), The Law and Economics of Copyright (Routledge 2014), Forthcoming

Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-21

18 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2013 Last revised: 22 Jan 2014

Paul J. Heald

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: December 3, 2013

Abstract

This chapter in an upcoming book on the law and economics of copyright provides a basic primer on the economics of the public domain, discussing extant models and references, including new graphs comparing used book and new book markets to represent market distortions enabled by copyright protection.

Keywords: public domain, copyright, term extension, model, amazon, abebooks, used books

JEL Classification: H42, K11

Suggested Citation

Heald, Paul J., The Public Domain (December 3, 2013). Richard Watt (ed.), The Law and Economics of Copyright (Routledge 2014), Forthcoming; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 14-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2362983

Paul J. Heald (Contact Author)

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