Sunday, December 19, 2010
CopyLeft in 19th Century Germany?: Did an Absence of Copyright Laws Give Rise to a Dramatic Expansion of the German Economy?
A3WRGPJX2HAB I am a dyed-in-the-wool believer in the efficacy of copyright as an engine to "Eckhard Höffner, who argues that the absence of copyright laws in early 19th Century Germany stimulated an explosion in the number of books and academic papers published, giving rise to unprecedented industrial expansion. I wonder what Höffner has to say about the role of lax intellectual property enforcement in China today.