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Pollock, R. and Stepan, P.

The Size of the EU Public Domain

CWPE1046

Abstract: This paper reports results from a large recent study of the public domain in the European Union. Based on a combination of catalogue and survey data our figures for the number of items (and works) in the public domain extend across a variety of media and provide one of the first quantitative estimates of the `size' of the public domain in any jurisdiction.

Keywords: Copyright, Public Domain, Intellectual Property, Europe

PDF: http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/research-files/repec/cam/pdf/cwpe1046.pdf

Open Access Link: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.1062