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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
session papers are allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for presenter, 10
minutes for discussion).
Monday 10th July
speeches; Olivier Bomsel (SERCI President),
Pietro Terna (Colegio Carlo
Alberto), Richard Watt (SERCI General Secretary), and Giovanni Ramello
(University of Eastern Piedmont).
1: SERCI Invited Keynote Lecture; Francesco Parisi (University of Minnesota
and University of Bologna)), “Welfare Models for Copyright Policy”. (chairperson:
Olivier Bomsel (Ecole de Mines ParisTech)).
10:15 Coffee break
2: Copyright economics (chairperson: Marcel Boyer (CIRANO, TSE and
University of Montreal)).
Hana Moravcova (Charles University Prague), “Three methodological
errors in the economics of authors’ rights and their consequences”.
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
14:00 Session 3: Copyright law and the public domain (chairperson: Paul Heald
(University of Illinois)).
Sag (Loyola University of Chicago), “Internet safe harbors
and the transformation of copyright law”.
2. 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”.
15:30 Coffee break
4: Round table on “Regulatory copyright tariff setting in Europe: Effects
for copyright users and copyright holders” (chairperson: Enrico Colombatto (University of Turin)). Speakers: Raul
Rodrigues and Esther Torrente (Spanish Intellectual Property Commission,
Ministry of Culture and Sports), Simon Morrison (Google), Will Page
(Spotify), Gerry Wall (Wall Communications) and Clemente Sánchez (SGAE).
17:30 SERCI AGM
17:50 End of day 1.
20:00 SERCI Gala supper.
Tuesday 11th July
5: SERCI Invited Keynote Lecture; Brett Frichmann
(Cardozo Law School and Princeton University), “Capabilities, Spillovers, and Intellectual Progress”. (chairperson: Giovanni Ramello (University of Eastern
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”.
Rashid Nikzad (Copyright Board of Canada),
“The value of copyright based industries in Canada”.
7: Licensing, and Internet distribution of content (chairperson: Richard
Watt (University of Canterbury)).
Page (Spotify) and David Safir, “The Causes and Consequences of
Mechanical and Performing Splits”.
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”.
Boyer (CIRANO, TSE and University of Montreal), “The Three-Legged Stool
of Music Value: Hertzian Radio, SiriusXM, and Spotify”.
15:00 Coffee break
8: 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”.
and end of congress.