ISBN: 0833008285, 9780833008282
Authors: Stanley Besen, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Keywords: copying, royalties, optimal, appropriability, private
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Many owners of intellectual property have recently claimed substantial economic losses due to unauthorized copying made possible by new technologies. Most of these claims are based on inadequate data or erroneous assumptions. Most studies of the extent of the harm fail to compare the behavior of consumers and producers before and after copying is introduced and, in particular, to describe the like......