The Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: The Limits of Analysis

Niva Elkin-Koren, Eli M. Salzberger

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This book explores the economic analysis of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on the Law and Economics of informational goods in light of the past decade’s technological revolution. In recent years there has been massive growth in the Law and Economics literature focusing on intellectual property, on both normative and positive levels of analysis. The economic approach to intellectual property is often described as a monolithic, coherent approach that may differ only as it is applied to a particular case. Yet the growing literature of Law and Economics in intellectual property does not speak in one voice. The economic discourse used in legal scholarship and in policy-making encompasses several strands, each reflecting a fundamentally different approach to the economics of informational works, and each grounded in a different ideology or methodological paradigm.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)9780203104385
ISBN (Print)9780415499088
StatePublished - 2013

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