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Die EU-Richtlinie zum Folgerecht. Eine ökonomische Gesetzesfolgenanalyse


  • Schmidtchen, Dieter
  • Kirstein, Roland


Der Beitrag zeigt die ökonomischen Wirkungen einer neuen EU-Richtlinie zur Einführung eines europaweiten Folgerechts auf. Das Lebenseinkommen junger, unbekannter Künstler dürfte eher sinken als steigen. Doch selbst wenn es steigen würde, wäre noch nicht sichergestellt, daß dies den NUtzen der Künstler aus ihrem Lebenseinkommen vergrößert, was aus dem "Gesetz vom abnehmenden Grenznutzen des Geldes" gefolgert werden kann. Außerdem kann das Folgerecht einen negativen Anreizeffekt auf die Bemühungen von Händlern zeitigen, eine Wertsteigerung der Werke junger Künstler zu erzielen. Die EU-Richtlinie scheint von einem Streben nach Rechtsharmonisierung um jeden Preis getrieben zu sein.

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  • Schmidtchen, Dieter & Kirstein, Roland, 2001. "Die EU-Richtlinie zum Folgerecht. Eine ökonomische Gesetzesfolgenanalyse," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 2001-05, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:200105

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    1. Dieter Schmidtchen & Roland Kirstein, "undated". "Störung der Vertragsparität," German Working Papers in Law and Economics 2004-1-1093, Berkeley Electronic Press.
    2. Roland Kirstein, "undated". "Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts," German Working Papers in Law and Economics 2004-1-1082, Berkeley Electronic Press.

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    Resale Rights; Droit de Suite; Cooperation Rent; Tax Burden; Risk Aversion;

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    • K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law


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