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A Note on TERA’s “The Economic Contribution of the Creative Industries to EU GDP and Employment”

TERA Associates has released a follow up to their 2010 study on the impact of “piracy” on creative industries in the European Union.  The new study, entitled “The Economic Contribution of the Creative Industries to EU GDP and Employment,” makes … Continue reading

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We’re Back

The site suffered a nasty attack last week that took some time to resolve.  If you run across any lingering problems, I’d welcome a note. Thanks, Joe

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Can Former “Pirates” Fix a Broken Movie Market (in Ecuador)?

Reposting a link to this piece in Ars Technica by Evelin Heidel, Ezequiel Martin Acuña, and me.  Here’s how it wraps up: The combination of wider distribution and lower pricing has also begun to influence practices of financing. “Right now, … Continue reading

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The Global Congress Research Survey: Research Priorities, Part 5, Methods, Communication, and Social Movements

Still more recommendations from the 2013 Global Congress Research Survey, focusing on methodology, communications, and social movement issues.  This is Part 5 of 5 (for now). If you’d like to submit a couple paragraphs about research priorities, you can do … Continue reading

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The Global Congress Research Survey: Research Priorities, Part 4, Creative Economies and Practices

Another installment from the 2013 Global Congress Research Survey, focused on research priorities around creative industries, incentives, and changing cultural practices. See Part 1 for an explanation of the survey and some comments on international scholarship and needs Part 2 … Continue reading

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The Global Congress Research Survey: Research Priorities, Part 3, Patents, Medicines, and Trade

Welcome to part three of our series of comments on ‘research priorities,’ drawn from the 2013 Global Congress Research Survey.  This section focuses mostly on patents, health, and trade issues. Part 1 provides an explanation of the survey and the … Continue reading

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The Global Congress Research Survey: Research Priorities, Part 2, Copyright, Users’ Rights, and Enforcement

This is the second set of comments reported out from the research survey.  Here the comments focus primarily on research priorities around copyright reform, users’ rights, and enforcement. Part 1 provides an explanation of the survey and selection principles, plus … Continue reading

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The Global Congress Research Survey: Research Priorities, Part 1

Between July and September, 2013, The American Assembly surveyed members of the ‘Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest’ community to learn more about their research and priorities. We invited responses from anyone who had either been to a … Continue reading

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The End of Chinese Cultural Exceptionalism? Part 3 of 3: Forget It, Jack, It’s Chinatown

Cross posted on China Law Blog. Part 1: The Ancient History of the DVD is here. Part 2: Who Wants What is here. I won’t pretend any expertise on Hollywood-China film politics, but it does sound like it would make … Continue reading

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The End of Chinese Cultural Exceptionalism? Part 2 of 3: What Everyone Wants

Again, this is jointly posted with China Law Blog. Part 1: ‘The Ancient History of the DVD’ is  here. Part 3: ‘Forget it, Jack, it’s Chinatown’ is here. …. Although we initially approached piracy an intellectual property issue, we ended … Continue reading

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