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The Size of the EU Public Domain


  • Pollock, R.
  • Stepan, P.


This paper reports results from a large recent study of the public domain in the European Union. Based on a combination of catalogue and survey data our figures for the number of items (and works) in the public domain extend across a variety of media and provide one of the first quantitative estimates of the `size' of the public domain in any jurisdiction.

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  • Pollock, R. & Stepan, P., 2010. "The Size of the EU Public Domain," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1046, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  • Handle: RePEc:cam:camdae:1046

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    1. Wlodzimierz Szpringer, 2015. "Regulating the Market for New Technologies with Particular Emphasis on the Protection of Copyright (Problemy regulacji rynku nowych technologii ze szczegolnym uwzglednieniem ochrony praw autorskich)," Problemy Zarzadzania, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 13(52), pages 240-258.

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