International Law and Economics

Copyright Versus Open Access

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

Authors: Scheufen, Marc

  • 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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About this book

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)

  • Introduction

    Scheufen, Marc

    Pages 1-4

  • Some Fundamental Economics

    Scheufen, Marc

    Pages 5-51

  • Academic Journal Publishing and the Open Access Movement

    Scheufen, Marc

    Pages 53-82

  • On the Access Principle in Science: A Law and Economics Analysis

    Scheufen, Marc

    Pages 83-139

  • The Future of Academic Publishing

    Scheufen, Marc

    Pages 141-152

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12739-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12738-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36575-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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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 and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
Topics