Copyright protection, technological change, and the quality of new products
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Copyright protection, technological change, and the quality of new products evidence from recorded music since napster by Joel Waldfogel

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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StatementJoel Waldfogel
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 17503, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 17503.
ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research
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LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL25165983M
LC Control Number2011657388

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Recent technological changes may have altered the balance between technology and copyright law for digital products. While file-sharing has reduced revenue, other technological changes have reduced the costs of bringing creative works to market. As a result, we don't know whether the effective Cited by: Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster Joel Waldfogel University of Minnesota Abstract While some recent technological changes reduced revenue for digital products, other changes reduced the costs of bringing creative works to market. Therefore, we do not know whether copyright protection now . TY - JOUR. T1 - Copyright protection, technological change, and the quality of new products. T2 - Evidence from recorded music since Napster. AU - Waldfogel, JoelCited by: valuable new products in the face of the compou nd experiment of weakened copyright protection in conjunction with new technologies for bringing products to market in the post-Napster era.

While some recent technological changes reduced revenue for digital products, other changes reduced the costs of bringing creative works to market. Therefore, we do not know whether copyright protection now provides weaker incentives to bring forth new products. This paper assesses the quality of new recorded music since Napster was established in The target audience for this book is composed of business professionals and researchers working in the field of privacy protection in various disciplines, e.g. business sciences and management, information and communication sciences, library, education, sociology, computer science, computer engineering, and information technology. New technologies provide new tools for creative expression and new vehicles for sharing those works. But sometimes they also disrupt existing copyright regimes—as seen with player pianos (late s), radio (s and s), cable television (s and s), photocopying (s), home video cassette recorders (s and s), and, of. With how easily content can be reproduced and disseminated digitally, copyright owners now also employ technological protection measures (TPM) to prevent unauthorised access or use of copyright works. TPM covers many different types of technologies used to control access to copyright content.

  As a result, we don't know whether the effective copyright protection currently available provides adequate incentives to bring forth a steady stream of valuable new products. This paper assesses the quality of new recorded music since Napster, using three independent approaches. Copyright protection, technological change, and the quality of new products: evidence from recorded music since Napster. [Joel Waldfogel; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Recent technological changes may have altered the balance between technology and copyright law for digital products. Researchers and policy makers thinking about the strength of copyright protection should supplement their attention to producer surplus with concern for consumer surplus. Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster | The Journal of Law and Economics: No 4. Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster. October 7, Joel Waldfogel. The Carlson School and Department of Economics. University of Minnesota and NBER. Recent technological changes may have altered the balance between technology and copyright law for digital products.