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The economics of copyright, parallel imports and piracy in the music recording industry

Papadopoulos, Theo (2002) The economics of copyright, parallel imports and piracy in the music recording industry. PhD thesis, Victoria University .

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Abstract

Australia has been at the forefront of trade-related copyright reform having, after almost a decade of debate and controversy, amended the import provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 to allow parallel imports of sound recordings. This thesis begins with an investigation of the economics of the music recording industry, encompassing the nature of demand and supply of sound recordings, profit maximising price strategies for a multi-product firm, and an investigation into the market structure and international distribution of sound recordings. This is followed by an investigation of the economics of copyright with respect to sound recordings and the evolution of international intellectual property rights law. This leads to a critical evaluation of the controversy surrounding the exhaustion of copyright and the case for copyright owner control over parallel imports.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music, Australia, Copyright, Sound recordings, intellectual property, music recordings, international piracy
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010 23:08
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15661
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