Copyright “safe harbour” rules, drawn up a quarter of a century ago to nurture early online commerce, are today distorting the digital market, profiting tech giants and leading to significant underpayment of copyright owners. Commissioned by CISAC, “Economic Analysis of Safe Harbour Provisions” by Ashbel Smith Professor Stan Liebowitz of the University of Texas at Dallas, is the most detailed economic examination of how copyright owners have been damaged by so-called “safe harbour” rules in copyright law.

The full study can be downloaded here. A one-page summary can be downloaded here.

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