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Epistemic Plane - Copyright Term

Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
Last Updated: Nov 1, 2014
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The aim of the model is to measure the impact of the term length of the copyright law on knowledge creation, specifically in the sciences. This requires a representation of a given field or area of study, scholars doing research in the field, and a way to represent copyright and access to copyrighted material. The model consists of a fixed set of agents (scholars) that explore a network of connected research topics (an “epistemic plane”), attempting to publish new research based on what is already known. Published research may be copyrighted, limiting access to that research for some researchers. It helps scholars to examine the effects of varying copyright terms on the efficiency by which scholars publish new research as well as how copyright terms might impact citation tendencies.


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This model is currently unpublished.

Model Version: 1
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Platform: NetLogo
Programming Language: Java
Operating System: Apple OS X
Licensed Under: Creative Commons (cc by)
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