Copyright as Entry Policy: The Case of Digital Distribution

The point of entry of a new product or new service is especially important for a successful economy. Entry creates the possibility of fresh competition with existing products. At least as important, it is known that new products have been a critical source if not the critical source of new value, for both consumers and shareholders. This paper in particular considers how copyright law influences entry in digital distribution of music and video.

Provided by: University of Chicago Topic: Software Date Added: Mar 2002 Format: PDF

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