The Creative Destruction of Copyright: Napster and the New Economics of Digital Technology

@article{Ku2001TheCD,
  title={The Creative Destruction of Copyright: Napster and the New Economics of Digital Technology},
  author={R. Ku},
  journal={University of Chicago Law Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={69},
  pages={7}
}
  • R. Ku
  • Published 2001
  • Economics, Political Science
  • University of Chicago Law Review
To determine whether the public sharing of music over networks like Napster should be considered copyright infringement, we must first conclude that digital works should be entitled to copyright protection. Professor Ku argues against copyright protection for digital works because the economics of digital technology undercut prior assumptions about the efficacy of a private property regime as a remedy to the public goods nature of information. This becomes clear when we separately examine the… Expand
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