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Networks, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights

Vitor Trindade () and Johannes Moenius

No 705, Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Missouri

Abstract: This paper reviews issues that lie at the intersection between intellectual property rights (IPR) and network effects, especially in the context of the global economy. Some of the relevant questions are: (1) How do IPR influence the provision of goods exhibiting network effects? (2) How do network effects in turn influence the creation of intellectual property? And (3) how do aspects of the global economy interact with both IPR and network effects? We synthesize what is known from the existing literature to answer these questions.

Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights; Network Effects; Globalization; Standards; Social Networks; Software Piracy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D85 F12 F13 F14 L14 O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 65 pgs.
Date: 2007-03-27
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-ict, nep-ino, nep-ipr, nep-pr~, nep-net and nep-soc
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Published as a chapter in: Intellectual Property, Growth, and Trade (Frontiers in Economic Research Series, Amsterdam: Elsevier-North Holland), Keith E. Maskus, editor, 2007.

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