Working paper

The economics of private copying

Marcel Boyer


I review private copying laws and practices in different jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on the methodology followed in France to determine rightsholders’ compensation for the private copying of their copyrighted works in different repertoires namely audio, video, still pictures, and printed material. I discuss the economics of copyright compensation in the digital era and offer some comments on particularly important issues met in private copying.


Value of copyrights; copyright exceptions; private copying; information goods; digital era;


Marcel Boyer, The economics of private copying, TSE Working Paper, n. 17-845, September 2017.

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TSE Working Paper, n. 17-845, September 2017