Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) was established
during the year 2001, with the principal objective of providing a solid
academic platform from which scientific debate concerning copyright, dealt
with from an economic theory perspective, can be launched and defended.
SERCI aims to actively promote and internationally distribute quality
academic research relating economic theory to all aspects of copyright and
intellectual property of a cultural nature. SERCI is a fully independent,
international non-profit organisation that
promotes all academic activities related to the study of the economic
dimension of the general concept of copyright, whatever may be the final
results of such research activity, with the only underlying condition being
that the research is formally correct, and is of interest to the understanding
of how copyright can be properly and efficiently managed. In short, SERCI
is interested in promoting and distributing only that research which is of
the highest possible scientific quality.
The activities of SERCI include, but are not restricted to:
1.The maintenance of a web site designed to be a forum of discussion on
economic theory and copyright. The general underlying objective of the web
site is to provide a useful tool for all individuals and institutions
interested in furthering their understanding of efficient copyright
2.Collection and maintenance of a working paper
3.Organisation of an annual congress of academics from
all over the world, where their research is presented and discussed.
4.Distribution of the output of the congress as widely