FLAMENCO AND COPYRIGHT. THE CASE OF CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA

By Jesús Heredia-Carroza, Luis Palma Martos and Luis F. Aguado

This article analyzes the gap between the performer’s contribution to the flamenco work and the protection he/she obtains. We designed a methodology based on interviews with flamenco personalities and surveys of flamenco market agents which enabled us to obtain an approximation to the cultural valuation of the contribution of the three elements that constitute the flamenco work: palo (cultural heritage), author and performer. For the 25th anniversary of his death, we present a representative case focusing on the figure of Camarón de la Isla. Continue reading “FLAMENCO AND COPYRIGHT. THE CASE OF CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA”

DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE CREATIVITY

By Christian Peukert

Digitization has made a large impact on the cultural industries in the past 20 years. With a new wave of technologies arriving, it will be important to understand the economic implications of data and artificial intelligence that complements, or perhaps substitutes for human creativity with regards to cultural participation, copyright and the industrial organization of culture.

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GOING MEANS TROUBLE AND STAYING MAKES IT DOUBLE: THE VALUE OF LICENSING RECORDED MUSIC ONLINE

By Christian Handke, Balász Bodó and Joan-Josep Vallbé

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A longstanding and divisive debate rages over copyright enforcement online. This article discusses an alternative approach of a copyright compensation system (CCS) floated mostly by legal scholars. The few economists paying any attention have been skeptical. This article should change that. It provides solid evidence that a CCS for recorded music could more than double rights holder revenues from sales of recorded music while leaving consumers better off at the same time. Continue reading “GOING MEANS TROUBLE AND STAYING MAKES IT DOUBLE: THE VALUE OF LICENSING RECORDED MUSIC ONLINE”

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