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L'évolution du droit d'auteur à l'heure du livre numérique : les conditions de développement d'un nouveau marché

Abstract : After the music and the audiovisual industries, it is the turn of the publishing world to start its digital revolution. The proper functioning of the cultural industries is based on a specific and old intellectual property law: the copyright. Economics usually identifies it as the guarantor of a subtle balance between the incentive for the creation of authors and good dissemination of their works. The emergence of digital technology modifies the economic environment in which copyright applies and therefore alters its traditional effects. This doctoral thesis in economics aims at seizing such new consequences on the book market in order to assess the relevance of copyright in its current form and its possible revision. The analysis of the two aspects of copyright shows that it does not produce the same effects in the market of digital books than in the traditional one: despite the decrease of economic constraints, the current legal framework remains rigid and challenges both the stability of author’s remuneration and the sound management of the dissemination opportunities on the digital book market. That is why we discuss some general principles applicable to an effective copyright and suggest some guidelines for the renewal of the copyright regulation allowing to seize opportunities offered by the digital technology both in terms of encouraging the creation and distribution of books.
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Jessica Petrou. L'évolution du droit d'auteur à l'heure du livre numérique : les conditions de développement d'un nouveau marché. Economies et finances. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016PA01E015⟩. ⟨tel-01810682⟩

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