Why has cultural economics ignored copyright?

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Authors: Towse, R.

Journal: Journal of Cultural Economics

Volume: 32

Pages: 243-259

ISSN: 0885-2545

DOI: 10.1007/s10824-008-9080

My stance is that copyright policy should be viewed as part of cultural policy; cultural economists have had a great deal to say about subsidy and cultural policy but very little about copyright, though cultural economics is well placed to analyse copyright as an incentive to creativity in the creative industries. Cultural economics is very well placed to contribute to the economics of copyright because of its understanding of cultural policy and of artists’ labour markets. The paper illustrates this point through two current policy problems in relation to copyright – regulating copyright collection societies and the so-called ‘copyright levy’ – arguing that these are the sort of issues cultural economists could (and should) be dealing with.

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Authors: Towse, R.

Journal: Journal of Cultural Economics

Volume: 32

Issue: 4

Pages: 243-259

eISSN: 1573-6997

ISSN: 0885-2545

DOI: 10.1007/s10824-008-9080-0

My stance is that copyright policy should be viewed as part of cultural policy; cultural economists have had a great deal to say about subsidy and cultural policy but very little about copyright, though cultural economics is well placed to analyse copyright as an incentive to creativity in the creative industries because of its understanding of cultural policy and of artists' labour markets. The article contrasts subsidy and copyright as policy tools and briefly discusses two current policy problems in relation to copyright-regulating copyright collection societies and the so-called 'copyright levy'-arguing that these are the sort of issues cultural economists could (and should) be dealing with. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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Authors: Towse, R.

Journal: JOURNAL OF CULTURAL ECONOMICS

Volume: 32

Issue: 4

Pages: 243-259

ISSN: 0885-2545

DOI: 10.1007/s10824-008-9080-0

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