Non-Conventional Copyright: An Economic Perspective
Bonadio/Lucchi (eds.), Non-Conventional Copyright, Edward Elgar (2018)
26 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2019
Date Written: 2018
Today’s marketplaces for creative products are anything but homogeneous. Products, actors, structure – virtually any market for products of the human mind (seen in light of potential copy-right protection) is unique and in flux. Yet, legal doctrine still offers a largely uniform level of rights protection. Such monolithic invariance is the root of many problems, namely a ubiquitous tendency of over-protection. So far, much of the discussion neglects the reality of modern copyright. What is required, therefore, is a closer look at the specific circumstances of the many real-world scenarios. Indeed, looking at this book’s many examples where non-conventional subject matter of copyright can be found, provides for a rich and inspiring object of analysis – in particular under an economic lens.
Keywords: copyright, Law & Economics, evolution, intellectual property law
JEL Classification: K11, K22
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