Collective administration

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This chapter introduces the basic economics of collective administration of copyrights, summarizes the economic literature to date and puts various contributions into perspective. Markets for copyrights are changing with the diffusion of digital information and communication technology. It is contentious how the system of collective administration should adapt. The organization of collective administration in national monopolies (or very rarely duopolies) has also come under more intensive scrutiny lately. There seems ample scope to apply economic theory to inform these debates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on the Economics of Copyright
EditorsR. Watt
Place of PublicationNorthampton
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Preliminary version available on SSRN with the title:
"The Economics of Collective Copyright Management"


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