Tagged: intellectual property

Socially constructed profits - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jun 21, 2013

Paul Krugman made a point on his blog yesterday that really struck me: profits are no longer anything remotely resembling a “natural” aspect of the economy; they’re very much an artifact of antitrust policy or the lack thereof, intellectual property policy, etc. This is something I’ve seen suggested or hinted at or mentioned in a […] … Read More

Impact of file sharing on film industry - The Dismal Science

James Zuccollo Jan 13, 2013

Interesting that movie downloads haven’t had a significant impact on video rentals. That will probably change as video streaming services like Netflix become more common. Abstract: The music industry has struggled during the past decade due to file sharing and movie business executives fear the same fate. This paper seeks to provide measurements of the [...] … Read More

Externalities and the changing nature of the internet - The Dismal Science

James Zuccollo Jan 09, 2013

Cory Doctorow has written a thoughtful and interesting article for the Guardian, which argues that pricing externalities will inhibit the creation of public value. …the infectious idea of internalising externalities turns its victims into grasping, would-be rentiers. You translate a document because you need it in two languages. I come along and use those translations [...] … Read More

Science embraced: patent policy merits a brief mention - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 07, 2012

Another guest blog by IP mentor, Doug Calhoun The McGuinness Institute is to be congratulated on its exhaustive analysis of science in New Zealand, “Report 9: Science Embraced: Government-funded Science Under the Microscope”: The report will no doubt generate considerable … Continue reading → … Read More