Copyright and Inequality

@article{Shaver2014CopyrightAI,
  title={Copyright and Inequality},
  author={Lea Shaver},
  journal={Washington University Law Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={92},
  pages={117-168}
}
  • Lea Shaver
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Washington University Law Review
The standard theory of copyright law imagines a marketplace efficiently serving up new works to an undifferentiated world of consumers. Yet the reality is that all consumers are not equal. Class and culture combine to explain who wins, and who loses, from copyright protection. Along the dimension of class, the inequality insight reminds us just because new works are created does not mean that most people can afford them, and calls for new attention to problems of affordability. Copyright… Expand
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