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Title: Artistic Creation and Intellectual Property
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2009
Date of creation: May-2009
Related subjects: CDU::3 - Ciencias sociales::33 - Economía
Keywords: Copyright
Creatividad
Globalización
Abstract: Promoting high-quality artistic creation requires sorting the most talented people of each generation and developing their skills. This paper takes a professional-career perspective in analyzing the determinants of artistic creation. The paper builds an overlapping-generations model of artists with three features: (i) the number of highly talented artists in a given period is positively linked to the number of young artists starting the career in the previous period; (ii) artistic markets are superstar markets; iii) promotion expenditures play an important role in determining market shares. In this framework, the paper analyzes the consequences for high-quality artistic creation of changes in the length of the copyright term, increases in market size, and progress in some communication technolo- gies. It is shown that increasing superstars’ returns do not always increase the expected return to starting an artistic career. As a result, in the long run, longer copyrights do not always stimulate artistic creation.
Primary author: Alcalá, Francisco
González Maestre, Miguel
Faculty / Departments / Services: Departamentos y Servicios::Departamentos de la UMU::Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Collection: WPUMUFAE
2009.03
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/4614
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 40
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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