On artefacts and middlemen: a musician's note on the economics of copyright
by Denis Borges Barbosa
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM), Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2010

Abstract: This article approaches some concrete examples of the economic analysis involving cultural expressions and the ability of intellectual property to respond to economic demands, particularly with regard to the reproductive models in the markets. This analysis appears not to be linked to the substantive levels of the expressive production but rather to the changing role of mediators in such production operating as intermediaries between creators and consumers. New technologies over the time had not only allowed an incredible reduction of costs related to the dissemination of works, but also a qualitative change in the economics of expressive production. From this standpoint, the author recalls the importance of the scholarly debate on the legal and economic perspectives of expressive production.

Online publication date: Tue, 01-Dec-2009

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