Vertically Related Markets of Collective Licensing of Differentiated Copyrights with Indirect Network Effects
AbstractThis paper presents a theory of vertically interrelated markets of identical fixed size under implementation of positive indirect network effects. By introducing two Salop circles, a two-sided market model is provided, where intermediaries of differentiated copyrights for intellectual property, like performing rights organizations or publishers, compete as oligopsonists for owners of the intellectual property and as oligopolists for the users of their blanket licenses. We demonstrate, that an increase in competition benefits either license users or copyright owners or harms both groups. Moreover, if license users gain from an increased market entry, the owners of the intellectual property have to incur losses and vice versa.
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Date of creation: 24 Aug 2010
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Vertical restraints; Indirect network effects; Copyright enforcement; Performing rights organizations; Music industry;
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- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- L44 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Antitrust Policy and Public Enterprise, Nonprofit Institutions, and Professional Organizations
- L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2010-09-03 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CUL-2010-09-03 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-IPR-2010-09-03 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-NET-2010-09-03 (Network Economics)
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