Copyright Versus Open Access: On the Organisation and by Marc Scheufen

By Marc Scheufen

This e-book addresses the hot debate approximately copyright legislation and its influence at the distribution of clinical wisdom from an monetary viewpoint. the point of interest is at the query even if a copyright regime or an open entry regime is best suited for the norms and organizational constitution in a in simple terms worldwide technology neighborhood. The e-book undertakes a radical fiscal research of the educational magazine industry and showcases outcomes of a regime swap. It additionally takes account of the electronic Divide debate, reflecting concerns in constructing international locations. ultimately, a finished research of felony motion within the mild of foreign highbrow estate (IP) agreements bargains clients at the way forward for educational publishing.

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87 There are several works on the optimal structure of copyright, where some papers even predate the seminal paper by Landes and Posner (1989) by a few years. See, for example, Novos and Waldman (1984), Pethig (1988) or Besen and Raskind (1989). See also Liebowitz and Watt (2006) on pages 516 et seq. for a review. g. TRIPS, WIPO Copyright Treaty) to author’s life time plus 50 years. Landes and Posner (1989) provide with insights to the intertemporal trade-off coinciding with a lengthening of copyright protection.

Thus, copyright is designed to control copying activities to prevent from an underprovision of information goods in the context of the free-riding environment. 155). See also Lemley and Weiser (2007). 84 For an overview on the economics of intellectual property rights see for example Besen and Raskind (1991) besides Posner (2005). A brief overview in German language is provided by Mueller-Langer and Scheufen (2011a). 26 2 Some Fundamental Economics monopoly) to increase the product prices above marginal costs and hence to generate profits which serve as an incentive to engage in creative activities ex ante.

105 Furthermore, also tying and bundling strategies abound as common pricing schemes in the academic journal market. Here, major publishers offer bundles of different journals to libraries, bundling across journals and also across print and electronic versions (Edlin and Rubinfeld 2005, p. 441). g. The American Economic Review. Furthermore, the annual subscription fee for the bundle of journals is $420 for only print subscription, $840 for print subscription and an electronic site license and $665 for only electronic site license, respectively (Mueller-Langer and Watt 2010, p.

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