Thursday, May 6, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Alternatives to Copyright

The newest edition of IPCENTRAL REVIEW is now posted.

Featured is an article by Professor Stanley Liebowitz of the University of Texas on Alternative Copy Systems: The Problems with a Compulsory License. Riffs on the topic are provided by Professor Michael Abramowicz of the George Mason University Law School (Copyrighted Goods as Public Goods) and Katherine Lawrence of the University of Michigan (Why Be Creative? Motivation and Copyright Law in a Digital Era).

The idea that copyright needs to junked in favor of some scheme whereby taxes would be levied on hardware and possibly on connectivity and the proceeds divvied up among artists according to some formula is gaining currency in academia these days, and Professor Liebowitz brings his skeptical eye to bear on the issue.

posted by James DeLong @ 3:35 PM | General