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Pollock, R. and Stepan, P.

The Size of the EU Public Domain


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


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