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)
Copyrighting APIs threatens significant harm to both consumers and the software industry.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1, the undersigned states that none of amici is a corporation that issues stock or has a parent corporation that issues stock. Law), are academics with an interest in the proper development of copyright and fair use law. 1 Amici research, teach, and write in the area, and believe that a consistent understanding… (More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract Internet search engines display advertisements along with search results, providing them with a major source of revenue. The display of ads is triggered by the use of keywords, which are found in the searches performed by search… (More)