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Replication data for: Copyright and Generic Entry in Book Publishing

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1
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Creator
  • Reimers, Imke
Publication Date
2019-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Taking works off copyright promotes their availability, but it also allows generic entry to dissipate producer surplus. This paper examines the effect of a copyright on the availability and price of books when incentives to create new works are not affected. Evaluating the welfare impact of the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, I find that a copyright significantly limits the availability of works, leading to a decrease in consumer surplus, which is significantly larger than any increases in profits to copyright holders. Without changing incentives to create new content, the copyright extension was economically inefficient.
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    DOI: 10.1257/mic.20170100 (Text)
Publications
  • Reimers, Imke. “Copyright and Generic Entry in Book Publishing.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 11, no. 3 (August 2019): 257–84. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20170100.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.20170100 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Reimers, Imke (2019): Replication data for: Copyright and Generic Entry in Book Publishing. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116435V1