The 2017 annual congress of the Society for Economic Research on
Copyright Issues will be held in
on July 10 and 11 of 2017.
The congress will be hosted locally by Giovanni Ramello (University of
Eastern Piedmont), and will be held at the Einaudi
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
session papers are allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for presenter, 10
minutes for discussion).
Monday 10th July
speeches; Olivier Bomsel (SERCI President),
Pietro Terna (Collegio
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 Shakespearean puzzle”.
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 context”.
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
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
Rodríguez (Spanish Copyright Commission), Simon Morrison (Google), Will
Page (Spotify), Gerry Wall (Wall Communications) and Clemente Sánchez
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 Piedmont)).
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
Barker (Australian National University), “Diminished
creative industry growth in Australia in the digital age”.
Antanina Garanasvili (University of Padova), Michal Kazimierczak (Mastricht
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
7: Licensing, and Internet distribution of content (chairperson: Richard
Watt (University of Canterbury)).
Page (Spotify) and David Safir (The Music of
Economics), “The Causes and Consequences of
Allocating Revenue Between Mechanical and Performing Rights”.
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))
Dandan Niu (Mines ParisTech),
“Programming differentiation and regulation in the competitive radio
(CERNA, Mines ParisTech) and Victor Lavialle (CERNA, Mines ParisTech), “Rational Addiction to Audiovisual
Narratives: an Analysis of Broadcasting and
Consumption of Fiction in France”.
Macgarvie (Boston University and NBER), John McKeon (Edgeworth
Economics), and Jeremy Watson (Boston University), “It
was Fifty Years Ago Today: Recording Copyright Term and the Supply of Music”.
Heald (University of Illinois), “Copyright
and end of congress.