ISBN: 0833009672, 9780833009678
Authors: Stanley Besen, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: collectives, collect, property, intellectual, creators, compensating
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Intellectual property is used in many ways that make it difficult or impossible for copyright owners individually to enforce their rights. Where each use has small value relative to the cost of enforcement, owners will not find it worthwhile to collect fees and enjoin infringers unless they can cooperate with other rightsholders to economize on transaction costs. The result is the formation of col......