for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) was established during
the year 2001, with the principal objective of providing a solid academic
platform from which scientific debate concerning copyright, dealt with from
an economic theory perspective, can be launched and defended. SERCI aims to
actively promote and internationally distribute quality academic research
relating economic theory to all aspects of copyright and intellectual
property of a cultural nature. SERCI is a fully independent, international
non-profit organisation that promotes all
academic activities related to the study of the economic dimension of the
general concept of copyright, whatever may be the final results of such
research activity, with the only underlying condition being that the
research is formally correct, and is of interest to the understanding of
how copyright can be properly and efficiently managed. In short, SERCI is
interested in promoting and distributing only that research which is of the
highest possible scientific quality.
The activities of SERCI include, but are not restricted to:
1.The maintenance of a web site designed to be a forum of discussion on economic
theory and copyright. The general underlying objective of the web site is
to provide a useful tool for all individuals and institutions interested in
furthering their understanding of efficient copyright management.
2.Collection and maintenance of a working paper
3.Organisation of an annual congress of academics from
all over the world, where their research is presented and discussed.
4.Distribution of the output of the congress as widely