The Society for Economic Research on

Copyright Issues

Annual Congress

Bilbao (Spain)

July 7th and 8th 2011

Program

 

 

Day 1: Thursday, July 7th

8.30

Welcome speeches

9.00

SERCI Invited Guest Lecture (session chair: Giovanni Ramello)

“Efficient Agreements for Sharing Intellectual Property”, Nancy Gallini (University of British

Colombia).

10.20

 

 

 

 

 

Economics of Copyright (session chair: Dyuti Banerjee)

1. “Copyright and its Effects on Different Types of Innovation”, Christian Handke (Erasmus

University of Rotterdam).

2. “A Better Copyright System? Comparing Indefinitely Renewable Copyright and the Current

Copyright System in International Setting”, Michael Yuan (Roger Williams University) and Koji

Domon (Waseda University).

  11.20

Coffee break

  11.30

 

 

 

 

 

Online Sharing and Piracy (session chair: Christian Handke)

1. “The Literature´s Empirical File Sharing Estimates are More Consistent Than Generally

Understood”, Stan Liebowitz (University of Texas at Dallas)

2. “The Economic Impact of Copyright Law: Evidence of the Effect of Free Music Downloads on the

Purchase of Music CDs in Canada”, George Barker (Australian National University).

3. “Movie Piracy: The Losses in the Italian Sector”, Anna Maria Bagnasco (Università IULM).

  13.00

Lunch break

14.30

 

 

 

 

Copyright and Publishing 1 (session chair: Olivier Bomsel)

1. “Academic Copyright in the Publishing Game: A Contest Perspective”, Marc Scheufen

(University of Hamburg) and Eberhard Feess (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management).

2. “Pricing Copyrighted Goods on a Digital Support: The Case of Magazine Press”, Mattia de Grassi

(ParisTech)

  15.30

Coffee Break

15.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues on the Economics of Collective Administration of Copyright (session chair: Rubén

Gutierrez)

1. “On Fair Copyright Remuneration and Revenue Sharing for Music Radio Stations”, Richard Watt

(University of Canterbury).

2. “Efficiency and Technological Innovation in Commercial Radio: Investment in the Context of

Price Regulated Inputs”, Raphael Solomon (Copyright Board of Canada).

3. “A Simple Model of Copyright Levies: Implications for Harmonization”, Jin-Hyuk Kim

(University of Cambridge).

  17.15

SERCI Annual General Meeting

  18.00

End of day 1 sessions

20.00

 

 

Gala Supper

 

Day 2: Friday, July 8th

9.00

Studies of Copyright in Particular Countries (Session chair: George Barker)

1. “Brazilian Works in the National Market”, Allan Rocha (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro).

2. “Piracy in Spain: Myths and Realities”, Iris Córdoba.

10.00

Law and Economics Approaches to Problems in Copyright (Session chair: Steve Margolis)

1. “Just Google it! The Google Book Search Settlement: A Law and Economics Analysis”, Frank

Muller-Langer (Max Planck Institute) and Marc Scheufen (University of Hamburg).

2. “Copyright and New Media: A Law and Economics Approach to Restricting Unknown Use

Licenses”, Kate Darling (ETH Zurich).

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

Microeconomic Models of Copyright Piracy (session chair: Marcel Boyer)

1. “A Model of Piracy”, Jiangli Dou (Toulouse School of Economics).

2. “Effect of piracy on innovation in the presence of network externality”, Dyuti Banerjee (Monash

University)

3. “Civil and Criminal Penalties for Copyright Infringement”, Yashuhiro Arai (Hitotsubashi

University)

13.00

Lunch break

14.30

Copyright and Creators (Session Chair: Richard Watt)

1. Title to be added, Peter Jenner

2. “More Rhetoric than Money: On Swedish Music Copyrights 1980-2009”, Stafan Albinsson

(University of Gothenburg)

15.30

Issues Relating to the Commons (session chair: Michael Yuan)

1. “The Socio-Economic Contribution of Creative Commons”, Tal Niv (University of California at

Berkeley).

2. “Tragedy of the Commons versus Tragedy of the Anticommons? An Analysis in Terms of Social

Choice and Property Rights”, Alain Herscovici (Federal University of Espirito Santo).

16.30

Coffee break

16.45

Copyright and Publishing 2 (Session chair: Frank Muller-Langer)

1. “What Scientists Can Learn from the Penguin: Open Access and Open Source”, Marc Scheufen

(University of Hamburg).

2. “Copyright and Legal Services”, Benjamin Didier (ParisTech).

17.45

Closing comments and end of congress

 

 

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