Handbook on the Economics of Copyright
Show Less

Handbook on the Economics of Copyright

A Guide for Students and Teachers

  • Elgar original reference

Edited by Richard Watt

Featuring expert contributors from around the world, this book offers insight into the vital theoretical and practical aspects of the economics of copyright. Topics discussed include fair use, performers’ rights, copyright and trade, online music streaming, internet piracy, copyright and visual art markets, and open source publishing. In addition to in-depth coverage of these timely topics, the authors also offer insightful predictions and policy recommendations for the future.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details

Chapter 5: The public domain

Paul J. Heald

Extract

As policymakers around the world consider further extensions of the term of copyright for existing works, a debate rages over the value of maintaining a growing public domain. Copyright term extensions prevent works from falling into the public domain, essentially freezing the number of works available for free exploitation. The aggressive lobbying of copyright owners has brought cost-benefit analysis of the public domain to the forefront of economic research in copyright law.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


Further information

or login to access all content.