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Are Copyrights a Textbook Scam? Alternatives for Financing Textbook Production in the 21st Century

September 2005, Dean Baker

Textbook prices are a rapidly increasing cost to college students. This paper examines whether it possible to design policies that would make textbooks less expensive for students by eliminating the rents associated with copyright monopolies.

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