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Copyrights, Competition And Development: The Case Of The Music Industry

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  • B. ANDERSEN,
  • Z. KOZUL-WRIGHT
  • R. KOZUL-WRIGHT

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The economic importance of copyright industries in developed market economies has been well documented. Although less important in developing countries, this is likely to change with the growing weight of the service sector in these economies and its importance for their closer integration into the global market economy. This paper analyses the relationship between the copyright and income generation in the audio-visual sector, in particular music, and argues that the appropriate copyright administration is essential in creating the conditions for a viable music industry in developing countries. However, an effective copyright regime is not, by itself, sufficient to guarantee a flourishing music industry, and other institutional arrangements will be needed in countries looking to better exploit their musical resources.

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Paper provided by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in its series UNCTAD Discussion Papers with number 145.

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Date of creation: 2000
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  1. Towse, Ruth, 1999. "Copyright and Economic Incentives: An Application to Performers' Rights in the Music Industry," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(3), pages 369-90.
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