For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.

Faculty of Law (Faculteitskamer - A1.01). Topic: "Limitless copyright?". Doors open from 11.45, lunch will be served.

Event details of ACLE Economic Evidence in Legal Procedures Seminar: Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow)
Date 4 November 2013
Time 12:00 -13:15
Location Oudemanhuispoort
Room Faculty of Law: Oudemanhuispoort - Faculteitskamer - A1.01

Introduction to the seminar:

Government should firmly resist over-regulation of activities which do not prejudice the central objective of copyright, namely the provision of incentives to creators. (Recommendation 5, Hargreaves Review 2011).
Legislative intervention limiting the scope of copyright is only appropriate where owners are unable to enforce their rights. Where transaction costs between owners and users become low enough for negotiations to occur, exceptions should dissapear. This latter argument is often attributed to Wendy Gordon's 1982 paper: "Fair Use as Market Failure", but disputed. Who is right? And does empirical evidence contribute to answering this? These questions are central in this seminar.

Prof. dr. Martin Kretschmer is professor in Intellectual Propery Law in the Law School, University of Glasgow, and director of CREATe,center for copyright and new business models in the creative economy. He is an internationally renowned expert in the economic analysis of IP issues, including the genealogy of the norms governing an information society - see


Room Faculty of Law: Oudemanhuispoort - Faculteitskamer - A1.01

Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam