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WHAT IS COPYRIGHT GOOD FOR?

Ruth Towse

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What are the relative roles of copyright law and market forces, especially when they are altered by disruptive technologies? The paper takes an historical approach to the development of music publishing viewed through the lens of present day issues, in particular the impact of digitisation in the creative industries.

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MULTI-PLATFORM MEDIA: HAS DIGITIZATION REALLY GIVEN US MORE FOR LESS?

Gillian Doyle

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Nowadays more content is accessible, in more formats, on more devices, for more people than ever before. But, as media companies make the journey from being single sector to digital multi-platform suppliers of content, this transition has entailed numerous managerial and economic challenges.

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DO LIVE BROADCASTS CANNIBALIZE THEATRE ATTENDANCE?

Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby

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More and more performing arts venues are expanding their ‘virtual capacity’ by broadcasting their shows to digital cinemas. But might they be so successful that audiences forgo trips to the theatre itself as a result? Our study of London’s National Theatre NT Live broadcasts suggests not.

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