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Copyright Damages and Statistics

Robert L. Basmann and Daniel J. Slottje

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This paper discusses the statistical issues that arise in conducting an economic damages analysis in the context of a litigation matter involving copyrights. Calculating damages in copyright cases turns out to be a natural application for econometric modelling methods. Surprisingly, elementary statistical issues can be a source of significant debate between the experts in such matters. In this paper, we present a case study and illustrate how issues such as interpretation of $p$-values and what "rejection of the null hypothesis" really "means" in such matters.

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Internat. Statist. Rev., Volume 71, Number 3 (2003), 557-564.

First available in Project Euclid: 21 October 2003

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Copyrights Economic damages $p$-values


Basmann, Robert L.; Slottje, Daniel J. Copyright Damages and Statistics. Internat. Statist. Rev. 71 (2003), no. 3, 557--564.

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