Why Typefaces Proliferate Without Copyright Protection

@article{Fry2010WhyTP,
  title={Why Typefaces Proliferate Without Copyright Protection},
  author={B. Fry},
  journal={J. Telecommun. High Technol. Law},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={425-490}
}
  • B. Fry
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • J. Telecommun. High Technol. Law
Classic economic theory predicts that without copyright protection authors and publishers would not have sufficient incentive to invest the time or money needed to produce or distribute new works, and the public would suffer a shortage. Copyrights are an attempt to solve this problem. By granting a monopoly to the author of an expressive work the government gives him the sole right to copy it. If only the author has this right, authors will get a reasonable rate of return, and thus a sufficient… Expand
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