February 07, 2003

Copyright Protection? Economic Sense?

Via John Battelle: See this Brookings Institute paper which concludes that copyright protection does not make good economic sense.

Since they are talking about the economic sense of analog copyright, I would venture that it's possible that an entirely new conception of copyrights might (see Taking the Copy Out of Copyright or here - pdf by Miller/Feigenbaum) help us, something that reflects this new digital world and the issues we face here that are so different than in the analog world. Essentially, digital copyright.

Here is a /. discussion of the paper.

Posted by Mary Hodder at February 7, 2003 08:13 AM | TrackBack