The 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.
The activities of SERCI include, but are not restricted to:
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 management.
Collection and maintenance of a working paper archive.
Organization of an annual congress of academics from all over the world, where their research is presented and discussed.
Distribution of the output of the congress as widely as possible.
There are two types of member of SERCI. On one hand, individual members who are the academics that support the Society’s activities by presenting papers, and generally attending and actively participating in the annual congress. Individual membership is retained for two years, and is renewable by simply fulfilling the requisite of attending the congress. Individual members have one vote at the annual general meeting of the Society, which is held each year at the congress.
On the other hand, financial members are those institutions and individuals who contribute financially to the Society. SERCI is extremely privileged and grateful to have as our current financial members Fundación Autor, Google, and Ecole de Mines (ParisTech).
2001 - 2002 Edwardo Bautista
2002 - 2003 Richard Watt
2003 - 2005 Ruth Towse
2005 - 2007 Stan Liebowitz
2007 - 2009 Ivan Png
2009 - 2011 Steve Margolis
2011 - 2013 Giovanni Ramello
2013 - 2015 Marcel Boyer
2015 - 2017 Oliver Bomsel
2017 - 2019 Christian Handke