The economics of copying and counterfeiting

A cura di: Gianfranco Mossetto, Marilena Vecco

The economics of copying and counterfeiting

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Pages: 256

ISBN: 9788846460424

Edition: 1a edizione 2004

Publisher code: 365.321

Availability: Discreta

This book is a collection of the original contributions, presented at the international workshop on The Economics of Copying and Counterfeiting held by ICARE, the International Center for Art Economics of the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, on December 3-4th 1998. The contributions are aimed at an extensive analysis of the economics of artistic fakes from the point of view of economists, sociologists and law experts. Some are in the nature of surveys, others are aimed at building models of market behaviour while others are case studies. A cultural history of copies and forgery can be seen as part of the history of taste. It enables us to perceive the evolution of the copy and forgery market along with that of the artistic market as a whole. The economics of art fakes has been analysed here focusing on four different aspects: theory and history, market and pricing, law enforcement and market regulation.

Gianfranco Mossetto , professor of Public Finance at the University of Ca' Foscari in Venice, has been holding the first Italian chair of Cultural Economics since 1993. He is chairman of the International Center for Art Economics (ICARE) of the University of Venice, which he founded in 1991. He also co-founded the graduation program on Economics and Management of the Arts and Culture (EGART) at the University of Venice. He is the author of: Economics of Art Auctions (with M. Vecco, 2002), Museo contro museo (with P. Valentino, 2002), Economia del patrimonio monumentale (with M. Vecco, 2001), Aesthetics and Economics (1993), Italiani senza rendità (1993), L'economia delle città d'arte (1992), Economia del benessere e democrazia (1972).

Marilena Vecco , is head of research for the International Center for Art Economics (ICARE). She teaches Cultural Economics at the graduation program on Economics and Management of Tourist Services (EGeST) and Analysis of Art Markets the graduation program on Economics and Management of the Arts and Culture (EGART), University Ca' Foscari of Venice. She is author of: Biennale di Venezia-Documenta Kassel (2001).

Gianfranco Mossetto, Marilena Vecco, Introduction
Section I. Theory and history
Bruno S. Frey, Some Considerations on Fakes in Art: An Economic View
(A Widespread Activity; Dominant Views on Fakes; Beneficial Aspects of Imitations; Harmful Aspects of Imitations; Quotations as Solutions?; References)
Françoise Benhamou, Victor Ginsburgh, Is There a Market for Copies?
(Introduction; Forgeries, Copies and Reproductions; Artists, Consumers and Markets; Copies and the Law; Copies and Art Historians; Concluding Comments; References)
Gianfranco Mossetto, The Economics of Counterfeiting
(Introduction; The Importance of Being Conterfeited: The "Cuckoo Model"; Some Economics of Forgery; From Cuckoo to "Pedlar"; The "Breath of the Artist" Model; Conclusions; References)
Marco Corazza, Stefania Funari, Quantitative Dynamics for the Pedlar Model
(Introduction; Dynamic Behaviour; The Model; Stability Conditions; Concluding Remarks and Open Items; References)
Section II. Market and pricing
Elisabetta Lazzaro, Nathalie Moureau, Dominique Sagot-Duvaroux, From the Market of Copies to the Market of Fakes : Adverse Section and Moral Hazard in the Market of Paintings
(Introduction; Definitions of Copies; Case 1: A Copy sold as a Copy; Case 2: From the Market of Copies to the Market of Fakes. A Copy sold as an Original; Case 3: An Original sold as a Copy; Case 4: Nobody knows; Concluding Remarks; Reference)
Björn Frank, Art Price Research for Fakes and Imitations
(Introduction; Prices for Fakes: Some Econometric Evidence; Some Lessons from Imitations; Final Remarks; References)
Section III. Law enforcement
Marco Ricolfi, The Wars on Piracy and their Dilemmas
(Introduction; The Piracy Inducement Dilemma; The Downstream-Users Dilemma; The Multilateral-Monopoly Dilemma; References)
Francesco Silva, Giovanni B. Ramello, Sound Recording Market: The Ambiguous Case of Copyright and Piracy
(Introduction; The Legal Industry: Main Features; The Unauthorised Phonographic Market; The Structure of the Legal Market: A Differentiated Oligopoly; Interactions Between Legal and Unauthorised Sound Reproduction; Conclusions; References)
Section IV. Market regulation
Michael Hutter, Economic Aspects of Fakes
(Introduction; Three Models in a Monopoly Framework; Two Views of a Pollution Framework; One Money Framework; The Remark on Regulation; References)
Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Walter Santagata, Counterfeiting Practices and Illegal Markets in the Design-Based Industry
(Introduction; Design and Piracy; Piracy and Economic Incentives; Illegal Economic Organisation of Design-Based Market; Policy Regulation within the Market of Pirated Products; Conclusions; Referecnes)
Andrew E. Burke, Economic Objectives of Copyright and the Efficiency of Legal Practice: An Analysis of BskyB Ltd and Sky Television Ltd v. the PRS Ltd
(Introduction; The Economics and Law of Copyright; The Ruling; The Economic Consequences of Adopting the Tribunal's Pricing Scheme; Conclusion; References)
Xavier Greffe, Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Age
(Introduction; The Predigital Debate; The Challenge of Virtuality; Dramatic Change for Intellectual Property Rights; New Public Policy Choices; References).

Contributors: Pierre Benghozi, Françoise Benhamou, Andrew E. Burke, Marco Corazza, Bjorn Frank, Bruno S. Frey, Stefania Funari, Victor Ginsburgh, Xavier Greffe, Michael Hutter, Elisabetta Lazzaro, Nathalie Moureau, Giovanni B. Ramello, Marco Ricolfi, Dominique Sagot-Duvaroux, Walter Santagata, Francesco Silva

Serie: Economia - Ricerche

Subjects: Industrial Economics

Level: Scholarly Research

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