Toward the Personalization of Copyright Law

25 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2019 Last revised: 15 Mar 2019

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Adi Libson

Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law; Van-Leer Institute

Gideon Parchomovsky

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law; University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

In this Article, we provide a blueprint for personalizing copyright law in order to reduce the deadweight loss that stems from its universal application to all users, including those who would not have paid for it. We demonstrate how big data can help identify inframarginal users, who would not pay for copyrighted content, and we explain how copyright liability and remedies should be modified in such cases.

Keywords: personalization of law, big data, copyright, dead weight loss

JEL Classification: D40, D42,D62,K00, K11

Suggested Citation

Libson, Adi and Parchomovsky, Gideon, Toward the Personalization of Copyright Law (2019). University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2019, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3332961

Adi Libson (Contact Author)

Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Israel
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Van-Leer Institute ( email )

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Gideon Parchomovsky

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Scopus
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Israel

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ( email )

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United States
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