[A2k] Academics to PricewaterhouseCoopers: You Got It Wrong on the Benefits of Fair Use

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Mon Apr 18 12:11:05 PDT 2016

Intellectual property scholars and researchers from prominent universities in the U.S., Canada and Australia have released a submission to the Australian Productivity Commission strongly criticizing a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) on the economics of fair use (PWC Report). According to the Academics' Submission:

"The diffuse and forward-looking benefits of open exceptions like fair use may be hard to measure, but they are no less real. The PWC's evaluation of the costs and benefits of fair use are not real. It is full of imagined horror stories that are unlikely to take place in fact."


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