The Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues


It is with great pleasure that SERCI announces the re-initiation of the SERCI Annual Congress after two years lost to the global pandemic. The 2022 congress will be held in Boulder, Colorado, and co-hosted with The Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at University of Colorado Law School under the local organization of Kristelia GarcĂ­a, University of Colorado Law School Associate Professor and Silicon Flatirons Intellectual Property Initiative Director,on September 9th and 10th of this year. The SERCI Guest Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Peter DiCola (Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University).

All intending participants are asked to fill in the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Below is a provisional first draft of the program for the 2022 SERCI Annual Congress. Further details on the program, the social events, and local hotels will be added in due course.

Day 1: Friday September 9th

8:45-9:00 Welcome Session
9:00-10:00 SERCI Guest Lecture: Peter DiCola A Practical Model of Copyright Economics with Intermediaries
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-12:15 Zvi Rosen Examining Copyright
Jamaica Jones Discovering the implications of copyright rejects
Sean Flynn Research Exceptions in comparative copyright law
Michael Palmedo The Impact of Copyright Exceptions for Researchers on Scholarly Output
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 Brett Lutes Copyright office data talk
Joel Waldfogel Paper using copyright office data
Xiaocheng Lei Comparing the pro-rata rule and the user centric rule in music streaming
Kristelia Garcia Pay to playlist: The commerce of music streaming
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Marcel Boyer Challenges and pitfalls in revising the Canadian Copyright Act
Justin Hughes Do copyright law professors pay attention to economists?
David Simon Pleasurable IP
Sarah Polcz Loyalties vs Royalties
17:30-17:45 SERCI AGM

Day 2: Saturday September 10th

9:00-11:00 Joost Port Covid 19 and online piracy: An empirical analysis
Nerko Hadziarapovic Empirical Study of Music Copyright System in Netherlands
Jin-Hyuk Kim Equilibrium licensing of two PROs
Othmann Baduoui Moral Hazard in the Retail of Music Brands: The case of streaming platforms
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:45 Paul Heald The cost of copyright revisited. Identifying competition effects in small book markets
Stan Liebowitz Copyright in best sellers vs public domain
Sean Pager Cost of Music
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:15 Jake Linford Campains, copyright and tarnishment
Glynn Lunney Copyright: Prospect versus Capture
Jacob Victor Copyright's Law of Dissemination
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Mattias Sahli Digitization and availablilty of artworks in digital museum collections
Christian Handke Copyright's changing role with digitalization
Alessio Muscarnera Distribution and digitization of recorded opera music

Presenters who are PhD students may apply for a SERCI Congress Scholarship of up to $300 as aid in defraying costs to attend the event. Please apply by writing to outlining your situation.

There is no registration fee for participation in this congress, but pre-registration is required. If you are planning on attending the congress, please fill in your details using the template below. On the evening of the first day (September 9th) there will be a Gala Supper. This is a free event for all conference presenters. Additional diners (co-authors, other congress delegates, spouses, etc.) are warmly invited to attend the diner as well, at a cost of $100.