In this Article we report on the second installment in a planned series of experiments designed to determine whether transactions in intellectual property are subject to the valuation anomaly commonly referred to as the " endowment effect. " In previous work, 1 we conducted experiments that demonstrated a substantial valuation asymmetry between authors of… (More)
Myriad reasons can be proffered for undertaking a copyright reform project. For one thing, the current U.S. copyright law is way too long, now weighing at approximately two hundred pages long. 1 The statute is also far too complex, incomprehensible to a significant degree, and imbalanced in important ways. 2 It lacks, moreover, normative heft. That is, the… (More)
Despite considerable research suggesting that creators value attribution – that is, being named as the creator of a work – U.S. intellectual property (IP) law does not provide a right to attribution to the vast majority of creators. On the other side of the Atlantic, however, many European countries give creators, at least in their copyright laws, much… (More)
Copyrighting APIs threatens significant harm to both consumers and the software industry.