A new doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, shows that the total incomes of music composers have increased significantly in the last 15 years, despite the file sharing revolution.
Albinsson wishes the debate would give more attention to the qualitative implications of intellectual property laws.
‘I’m convinced that different forms of intellectual property rights have different qualitative implications,’ he says. The most illegally downloaded music is probably also the most expensive music to produce, and if the high costs cannot be recovered, this music won’t be there to enjoy.’For more information, please contact
The thesis abstract can be downloaded at: https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/32756
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