[A2k] A2k Digest, Vol 41, Issue 13

Susan Aaronson saaronson2 at verizon.net
Tue Sep 24 15:10:46 PDT 2013


Manon: hi. Can you put these two free upcoming lunch events on the list?
Our Digital Future on September 30 examines ideas for upcoming internet 
research.
How is the Internet Changing Who trades, how we trade and trade policy 
is Oct 7.
Thank you!
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>     1. Buccafusco & Sprigman: how creators value their work (Manon Ress)
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> Does copyright law work?
> New and ongoing empirical research suggests: not always
> By Sarah Laskow
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> http://www.cjr.org/cloud_control/empirical_ip.php
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> QUOTE:
>   ?Our data revealed that Authors valued their work more than twice as high
> as Bidders ($20.05 versus $9.21),? Buccafusco and Sprigman wrote. Another
> experiment involved having painters, owners, and potential buyers of
> artworks value paintings up for a $100 prize. On average, the painters
> valued their work at $74.53, the owners at $40.67, and the buyers at $17.88.
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> The takeaway, for Buccafusco and Sprigman, is that markets for creative
> work are not nearly as efficient as IP law assumes?and that the argument
> that more protection is needed to ensure innovation might not be quite
> right. ?
> END OF QUOTE
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-- 
Susan Ariel Aaronson, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Institute of International Economic Policy
and
Minerva Chair, National War College
http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/aaronson.cfm
Please visit the Internet Openness Metric Project Web site:
http://www.gwu.edu/~iiep/governance/internet_openness_metric_project/
Please visit the Trade and the Internet Project Web site:
http://www.gwu.edu/~iiep/governance/taig/


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