Internet Publishing and Beyond: The Economics of Digital Information and Intellectual Property / Edition 1

Internet Publishing and Beyond: The Economics of Digital Information and Intellectual Property / Edition 1

by Brian Kahin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262611597

ISBN-13: 9780262611596

Pub. Date: 08/21/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

The rapid growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web is transforming the way information is accessed and used. New models for distributing, sharing,
linking, and marketing information are appearing. This volume examines emerging economic and business models for global publishing and information access, as well as the attendant transformation of international

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The rapid growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web is transforming the way information is accessed and used. New models for distributing, sharing,
linking, and marketing information are appearing. This volume examines emerging economic and business models for global publishing and information access, as well as the attendant transformation of international information markets, institutions,
and businesses. It provides those in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with a practical framework for dealing with the new information markets. Topics addressed include the effects of various technological factors and market environments on pricing; the relationship among classic production costs, transaction costs, and the economic value of intellectual property; the effects of different pricing practices for telecommunications and Internet services on the pricing of information; the bundling and unbundling of information services; changing cost structures and the allocation of rights among authors, publishers, and other intermediaries; the effects of markets for complementary products and services, including advertising,
on the pricing and use of information; and policy implications of different pricing models.A Publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project in
Collaboration with the School of Information Management and Systems at the
University of California at Berkeley.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262611596
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/21/2000
Series:
Information Infrastructure Project at Harvard University
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Speculative Microeconomics for Tomorrow's Economy6
Advertising Pricing Models for the World Wide Web45
Profiting from Online News: The Search for Viable Business Models62
The Economics of Copy Protection in Software and Other Media97
Aggregation and Disaggregation of Information Goods: Implications for Bundling, Site Licensing, and Micropayment Systems114
Network Delivery of Information Goods: Optimal Pricing of Articles and Subscriptions138
Fixed-Fee versus Unit Pricing for Information Goods: Competition, Equilibria, and Price Wars167
Versioning Information Goods190
Economics and Electronic Access to Scholarly Information203
Contributors231
Index235

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