Copyright Industries and the Impact of Creative Destruction

Copyright Expansion and the Publishing Industry

By Jiabo Liu

© 2013 – Routledge

294 pages

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About the Book

This book examines the relationship between the legal extension of copyright duration as an enduring means of copyright protection and the growth of the UK book publishing industry as a typical creative industry reliant on copyright. The book draws on Schumpeter’s theory of creative destruction to analyse the implications of copyright law and policy on the book industry and illustrate the dynamic interaction between copyright expansion and the growth of the creative industries. The book reviews the historical development of UK copyright expansion and also considers copyright in the digital age. It explores the legal and economic concerns about copyright protection in general, and the expansion of copyright duration in particular. Using an innovative empirical method, it explores whether the expansion of the duration of copyright promotes or precludes the growth of book publishing industry. It goes on to suggest changes to copyright policy which would have an impact on the economics of innovation in the creative industries.

This book will be of particular interst to scholars and students of Intellectual Property Law.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Pros and Cons and Copyright Duration 3. Copyright in the Digital Age 4. Theoretical Framework 5. The UK Book Publishing Industry 6. Policy Implications of Empirical Research 7. Conclusions

About the Author

Jiabo Liu received his BA and LLM from Beijing University, MS in criminal justice from University of Cincinnati, and PhD from London School of Economics. His researches cover broad issues in law and economics. He is now on faculty at Mississippi Valley State University.

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Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS020000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUS039000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
BUS070060
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
BUS098000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Knowledge Capital
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW050000
LAW / Intellectual Property / General
LAW050010
LAW / Intellectual Property / Copyright