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Title: Copying, superstars and artistic creation
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2009
Date of creation: Sep-2009
Related subjects: CDU::3 - Ciencias sociales::33 - Economía
Keywords: Artistic creation
Superstars
Private copy
Piracy
Levies
Abstract: We provide a new perspective on the impact of unauthorized copying and copy levies on artistic creation. Our analysis emphasizes three important aspects of artistic markets: the predominance of superstars, the dynamics of talent sorting, and the importance of promotion expenditures. In the short run, piracy reduces superstars’ earnings and market share, and increases the number of rich and young artists. From a dynamic perspective, piracy may help more young artists start their careers, thereby increasing the number of highly talented artists in the long run. The long run impact on artistic creation of levies on copy equipment may crucially depend on whether their yields primarily accrue to superstars or are allocated to help young artists.
Primary author: Alcalá, Francisco
González Maestre, Miguel
Faculty / Departments / Services: Departamentos y Servicios::Departamentos de la UMU::Fundamentos del Análisis Económico
Collection: WP-UMUFAE
2009.09
Published in: Proyecto de investigación:
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/5606
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 34
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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