Economics of Copyright in the Cultural and Creative Industries

Workshop, 11 March 2020

Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre, room EB708

One-day workshop organized by Christian Handke and Ruth Towse as part of the activities for the Jean-Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Intellectual Property and Information Rights, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. A selection of papers from the workshop will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Cultural Economics.


9:30 – Welcome & Introduction

  • Maurizio Borghi (Bournemouth University; Director CIPPM)
  • Ruth Towse (Bournemouth University)

9:45 – Invited talk 1

Swimming with or against the stream? An economic analysis of competition in the streaming industry

  • Paul Belleflamme (UC Louvain)

10:45 – Panel 1

Copyright and social norms in the scholarly publishing market: Disentangling the puzzle of institutional overlapping

  • Jaele Becis (Université de Nancy)
  • Sophie Harnay (Université Paris Nanterre)
  • Giovanni B. Ramello (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

Our collective future in cultural industries: An economic analysis of copyright management organizations and digitalization

  • Christian Handke (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

11:45 – Coffee break

12:00 – Panel 2

Incentivising ‘pirates’ to pay – An experiment with comic book readers

  • Wojciech Hardy (University of Warsaw)
  • Satia Rożynek (University of Warsaw)

Comic characters and resurrection of rights

  • Alexander Cuntz (WIPO)
  • Franziska Kaiser (WIPO)
  • Anastasiya Letnikava (WIPO)

13:00 Lunch

14:15 – Invited talk 2

VOD services: Recommendation practices and their effects on copyright holders

  • Joëlle Farchy (University of Paris 1)

15:15 – Panel 3

Internet piracy and video game sales – Evidence from two studies

  • Wojciech Hardy (University of Warsaw)
  • Joanna Mazur (University of Warsaw)

A novel dataset measuring change in copyright exceptions

  • Michael Palmedo (American University Washington DC)

16:15 – Coffee break

16:30 – Panel 4

How we consume culture 2013-2018: Implications for copyright from the OMeBa (Online Media Behaviour Analytics) project

  • Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow)
  • Raphael Leung (University of Glasgow)
  • Bartolomeo Meletti (University of Glasgow)

Music 2025 & The grail of ID interoperability

  • Peter Jenner (Sincere Management)
  • Paul O’Hagan (Ulster University)

17:30 – Wrap-up

17:45 – End of workshop


Venue and accommodation

The Executive Business Centre is located in Bournemouth, at 5 minutes walk from the train and bus station. When leaving the station, head to “Town Centre” and “Seafront”. You will see the building on your right (directions here).

Trains from London leave every half an hour from Waterloo Station, and take about 2 hours (direction: Weymouth or Poole). (See train times and tickets here or here).

If you arrive by car, please ask the organizers to book a parking space for you at the Executive Business Centre. However, please note that parking space is limited.

The lovely seaside resort of Bournemouth offers a broad variety of accommodation. The following are in close range from the Executive Business Centre:

Holiday Inn Bournemouth

The Miramar Hotel

The Green House Hotel

Best Western Hotel Royale


How to apply

The workshop is free to attend but spaces are limited and registration is required. please register via Eventbrite by clicking here:


For more details and for information about the course please email Ruth Towse <> or Christian Handke <>