Category Archives: evidence-based policymaking

Canada’s copyright reform bill: Desperately seeking economists (and evidence)

Even though this is nominally a blog about copyright, and even though much of my work to date has focused has concentrated on the Canadian copyright policymaking process, I haven’t felt much of a need to post anything about the … Continue reading

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The Sky Isn’t Falling? Dwayne Winseck Gives Us Some Much-Needed Perspective on Canada’s Media Economy

I’m kind of awestruck by Dwayne Winseck’s latest post, “The Growth of the Network Media Economy in Canada, 1984-2010.” Maybe I’m reading the wrong people, but it has to be one of the most substantive blog posts I’ve ever come across. … Continue reading

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In praise of evidence-based copyright policy

When I started studying copyright policymaking several years ago, what surprised me most was the the almost complete lack of empirical evidence underlying both existing copyright law and copyright-reform proposals. I’m talking about impartial economic analyses of the effects of … Continue reading

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