The Effects of Intellectual Property on the Market for Existing Creative Works

@inproceedings{Reimers2013TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Intellectual Property on the Market for Existing Creative Works},
  author={Imke Reimers},
  year={2013}
}
The 1998 Sonny Bono Act extended copyright by 20 years so that works created in 1922 and before are in the public domain while works created later remain on copyright. Taking works off copyright tends to promote their availability which benefits consumers. But it also allows entry to dissipate producer surplus, particularly for high-value works. At the same time, many copyright-protected books, especially those of low value, have gone out of print. Under copyright, these ”orphan” works are… CONTINUE READING
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