Arnold Kling

Comment of the Week, 04-09-03

Lessig on Copyright... Reconstructing Iraq...

The signal-to-noise ratio in our comments continues to be very high. See the Economics of Hydrogen thread and the imperfect markets thread, for example. But I give the comment of the week award this week to Robert Musil. A brief excerpt:

Disney's continuing "creation" of Mickey Mouse would likely end if Mickey image became common property. Calling such efforts "marketing" or"maintenance" of an existing work rather than "creation" of a new one is a legal fiction - but an economic error.

To continue the discussion, go to the original thread.

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