Title: The impact of social factors on the economic evaluation of copyright in musical databases of firms

Authors: Bruno Marsigalia; Giovanni Calcagni

Addresses: Department of Economic and Business Science, University of Rome 'Guglielmo Marconi', 00193 Rome, Italy ' Department of Economics and Law, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, 03043 Loc. Folcara, Cassino (FR), Italy

Abstract: A database is a set of homogeneous data with the same content or format. The copyright legal protection is intertwined with the problems linked to the creation of databases that are filled with information gradually accumulated. The main EU directive is Dir. 96/9/CE sets the double protection available for databases that "shall not extend to their contents and shall be without prejudice to any rights subsisting in those contents themselves." The value of a database cannot always be automatically estimated, because it may be part of a broader context. The database can be estimated as a part of an intangible asset portfolio, and can be tied to patents, brands and trademarks. The methods of estimating the value of intangible assets can first of all be used to calculate the economic worth of the databases. This research aims to identify the variables having the most impact on the economic valuation of the copyright in musical streaming.

Keywords: copyright; database; streaming; economic evaluation; intangible assets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2022.120826

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2022 Vol.4 No.1, pp.81 - 96

Received: 15 Jun 2020
Accepted: 21 Sep 2020

Published online: 11 Feb 2022 *

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