Market entry and the proper scope of copyright

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The author presents a model of copyright law as a means to regulate entry into information markets. The model shows under what conditions copyright rules may lead to excessive or insufficient entry. The entry conditions are used to assess the efficacy of copyright rules in maximizing the sum of consumer and producer surplus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-359
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of the Economics of Business
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Copyright
  • Industrial Organization
  • Market Entry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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