Appropriability, communication and social welfare in a knowledge economy

Wilfred Dolfsma*

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Intellectual Property Rights take on a different significance in the knowledge economy and on the internet. Their expanding role is not necessarily a beneficial development for the economy a dynamic welfare analysis indicates. The effects of IPRs is compounded by the newly emerging relations between producers and consumers in which the latter are increasingly acting as dependent co-producers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-77
Number of pages13
JournalInformation and Communications Technology Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Appropriability
  • Communication
  • ICT
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Knowledge economy
  • Social welfare

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