Cruel, Mean, or Lavish? Economic Analysis, Price Discrimination and Digital Intellectual Property

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James Boyle

Duke University School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2000

Abstract

I will be focusing in this Essay on the way in which some of the most important issues in digital intellectual property policy are decided by a pre-reflective process of categorization from which the analysis flows. Information economics as a discipline does indeed enlarge our understanding of some very important intellectual property questions, but I believe that the answers it offers are, on both empirical and theoretical grounds, much more open than is generally accepted.

Keywords: inventions, electronic records, price discrimination, right of property, economics

Suggested Citation

Boyle, James, Cruel, Mean, or Lavish? Economic Analysis, Price Discrimination and Digital Intellectual Property (November 1, 2000). Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 6, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3084771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3084771

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