Intellectual property and the organization of information production

  title={Intellectual property and the organization of information production},
  author={Yochai Benkler},
This paper analyzes an area that economic analysis of intellectual property has generally ignored, namely, the effects of intellectual property rights on the relative desirability of various strategies for organizing information production. I suggest that changes in intellectual property rules alter the payoffs to information production in systematic and predictable ways that differ as among different strategies. My conclusion is that an institutional environment highly protective of… CONTINUE READING
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