The 2017 annual congress of the Society for Economic Research on
Copyright Issues will be held in
on July 10 and 11 of
The congress will be hosted locally by Giovanni Ramello (University
of Eastern Piedmont), and will be held at the Einaudi Campus.
SERCI is very pleased to announce that, for the first time, there
will be two Keynote Guest Lectures at the congress. On the first day of the
congress the keynote will be delivered by Prof. Francesco Parisi
(University of Minnesota and University of Bologna), and on the second day
the keynote will be delivered by Prof. Brett Frischmann
(Cardozo Law School and Princeton University).
The provisional programme for the congress
will be uploaded here shortly. Meanwhile, SERCI has secured a discounted
price at the following hotel which is located at a 15 minute walk from the
Grand Hotel Sitea http://grandhotelsitea.it/. The details are:
Single room with bed of
width 1.2m; €120.00
Double deluxe room with
single occupancy, bed width 1.8m; €151.00
Double deluxe room with
double occupancy, bed width 1.8m; €185.00
All rooms come with
free WIFI, breakfast included, and gym.
Bookings can be made by
filling in the order form found here,
and emailing it directly to the hotel at email@example.com
A cheaper option, at a similar distance from the congress venue is
available at Hotel Via Principe Amedeo, http://www.desartisteshotel.it/ita/hotel.php.
SERCI Annual Congress 2017 Draft Programme
All session papers are
allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for presenter, 10 minutes for discussion).
9:00 Welcome speeches
9:15 Session 1: SERCI Invited Keynote
Lecture; Francesco Parisi (University of Minnesota and University of
Bologna)), (chairperson: Olivier Bomsel (Ecole de
10:15 Coffee break
2: Copyright economics (chairperson: Marcel Boyer (CIRANO and University of
Hana Moravcova (Charles University Prague), “Three
methodological errors in the economics of authors’ rights and their
Alain Marciano (Universite
de Montpellier) and Giovanni Ramello
(University of Eastern Piedmont), “Coase and the
Karas (Otto-von-Guericke-University), “The U.S. copyright termination
law in the shadow of litigation”.
Miettinen (University of Glasgow), “Creative output in a market
3: Copyright law and the public domain (chairperson: Paul Heald (University
Fernandes (Federal University of Bahia), “Culture, development and
intellectual property: a comparative study of the process of updating
copyright law in Brazil and Spain”.
Sag (Loyola University of Chicago), “Internet safe harbors
and the transformation of copyright law”.
3. María Alejandra Echavarría
(Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana) and Ana María Pérez (Universidad Externado de Colombia), “The legal
and economic imbalance in the open market for non-protected ideas”.
Kazimierczak (EU IP Office), Adela Dvorakova, and Franciska Schonnher (EU IP Office), “Derivative use of public
domain content: Film industry focus”.
16:00 Coffee break
16:20 Session 4: Round table on “Regulatory
copyright tariff setting in Europe: Effects for copyright users and
17:30 SERCI AGM
17:45 End of day 1.
20:00 SERCI Gala supper.
9:00 Session 5: SERCI Invited Keynote
Lecture; Brett Frichmann (Cardozo Law School and
Princeton University), (chairperson: Giovanni Ramello (University of
10:00 Coffee break
6: Creative industries (chairperson: Christian Handke (Erasmus University
Silva Sao Simao (University of Porto), “Open
business models for the creative industries: How the use of open licenses
in business can increase economic results and cultural impact”.
Barker (Australian National University), “Diminished creative industry
growth in Australia in the digital age”.
Garanasvili (University of Padova), Michal Kazimierczak (Msastricht
University) and Gary Lazaridis (European Patent
Office), “The use of intellectual property right bundles by firms in
copyright intensive industries”.
Solomon (Industry Canada), “The value of copyright based industries in
7: Empirics (chairperson: George Barker (Australian National University))
Niu (Mines ParisTech),
“Programming differentiation and regulation in the competitive radio
Maxime Billard (CERNA, Mines ParisTech)
and Victor Lavialle (CERNA,
Mines ParisTech), “Rational addiction to cultural
goods: the effects of narrative on consumption and broadcasting of fiction
Macgarvie (Boston University and NBER), John McKeon (Edgeworth Economics), and Jeremy Watson (Boston
University), “Copyright term extensions and the availability of music:
Evidence from ‘Cliff’s Law’”.
Heald (University of Illinois), “Copyright transfer terminations”.
15:30 Coffee break
15:50 Session 8: Licensing, and Internet
distribution of content (chairperson: Richard Watt (University of
Katz (University of Toronto) and Eden Sarid
(University of Toronto), “Who killed the radio star? How music blanket
licenses distort the production of creative content”.
Page (Spotify) and David Safir, “The Causes and Consequences of
Mechanical and Performing Splits”.
(European Commission), “Online news aggregation and neighbouring rights for
Boyer (CIRANO and University of Montreal), “The economics of private
17:50 Wrap-up and end of congress.