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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE SOUTH KOREAN MUSIC INDUSTRY: ARE COPYRIGHT LAWS STRENGHTENING MAJOR LABEL MARKET POWER?

by Fabie, Noah

Abstract

SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment, often referred to as “The Big Three”, are accredited with launching K-Pop onto the global scene. Before “The Big Three”, the South Korean music industry acclimated to tighter copyright policies between the 1960s and the late 2000s. Popular economic theory suggests that intellectual property right laws negatively impact social welfare and increase monopoly power. Using music chart data from 2011 to 2017, this analysis investigates whether or not these effects are prevalent in the South Korean music industry.

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The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

Copyright
Copyright restrictions apply.
Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:30979
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
: illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Esther Redmount
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2019-05