Creativity, Incentive and Reward: An Economic Analysis of Copyright and Culture in the Information Age
Ruth TowseISBN: 1840642548;
?This is an important work on compensation of the artist and the incentives for artistic activity. The explosive evolution of the technology of communications raises particularly pressing issues in this arena and poses new threats to remuneration ofthe artist. The discussion of copyright in this book provides vital information for analysis of this issue. The book is informative, intelligent and well written - precisely what is needed for understanding of its subject.? - William J. Baumol,New York University Creativity is crucial to the Information Age economy. It is the basis of production in the cultural industries. In this excellent book, Ruth Towse provides an analysis of the interaction between creativity, the law, and markets for cultural goods and services. Copyright law establishes property rights that create economic incentives to cultural production and Ruth Towse uses her analysis to draw conclusions about policy on copyright. This unique study will be...
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