Copyright: A Plea for Empirical Research
15 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2006
Date Written: July 2006
I review empirical research into copyright law, specifically: (i) Measurement of creative output and copying; (ii) How changes in copyright law (duration, depth, and breadth) affect the expected earnings of creators of new work; and (iii) The creators' elasticity of supply of new work. I conclude with directions for future empirical research.
Keywords: copyright, empirical
JEL Classification: K12, O34, Z10
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