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A Counterfactual Impact Analysis of Fair Use Policy on Copyright Related Industries in Singapore: A Critical Review

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, Washington, DC 20015-2034, USA
Received: 28 July 2016 / Revised: 18 October 2016 / Accepted: 12 September 2018 / Published: 5 October 2018
In a 2014 article appearing in Laws, Ghafele and Gibert presented evidence on the economic impacts of Singapore’s change in its fair use policies showing a large effect on industries that manufacture goods useful for private copying of copyrighted works and no effect on the copyright industries. As detailed in this Comment, Ghafele and Gibert’s empirical analysis fails to shed light on the consequences of modifications to fair use policies. View Full-Text
Keywords: fair use; copyright law; Singapore; difference-in-differences; copyright; program evaluation; regression analysis; piracy fair use; copyright law; Singapore; difference-in-differences; copyright; program evaluation; regression analysis; piracy
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Ford, G.S. A Counterfactual Impact Analysis of Fair Use Policy on Copyright Related Industries in Singapore: A Critical Review. Laws 2018, 7, 34.

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