Copyright: A Plea for Empirical Research

15 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2006  

Ivan P. L. Png

National University of Singapore (NUS)

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Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Png, Ivan P. L., Copyright: A Plea for Empirical Research (July 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=931587 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.931587

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