International Law and Economics

Copyright Versus Open Access

On the Organisation and International Political Economy of Access to Scientific Knowledge

Authors: Scheufen, Marc

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  • Presents an economic analysis of the role of copyright in academic publishing
  • Compares the classic copyright regime with an open access regime and studies the consequences of a regime change
  • Offers insights into the international scientific journal market by analyzing the role of authors, publishers, and academic institutions
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This book addresses the recent debate about copyright law and its impact on the distribution of scientific knowledge from an economic perspective. The focus is on the question whether a copyright regime or an open access regime is better suited to the norms and organizational structure in a purely global science community. The book undertakes a thorough economic analysis of the academic journal market and showcases consequences of a regime change. It also takes account of the Digital Divide debate, reflecting issues in developing countries. Finally, a comprehensive analysis of legal action in the light of international Intellectual Property (IP) agreements offers prospects on the future of academic publishing.  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 71,68 €
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Copyright Versus Open Access
Book Subtitle
On the Organisation and International Political Economy of Access to Scientific Knowledge
Authors
Series Title
International Law and Economics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12739-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12739-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12738-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36575-6
Series ISSN
2364-1851
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 191
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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