The Effects of Copyright Enforcement on Production and International Trade in Copyright Products


C. Ann Hollifield, Tudor Vlad and Lee B. Becker


During the past 30 years, innovation, technology development, and knowledge-based industries have emerged as the engines of global economic growth. Within the knowledge economy, there are at least four points at which information intersects with other economic processes to create value: creation, production, distribution and innovation. Economists argue that timely access to emerging information is now a necessary condition for successful participation in the global economy, while developing nations recognize that the content and information-production industries will be among the most robust and valuable industries of the 21st century.

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