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Les industries culturelles: une exception économique ?

Stéphanie peltier – « culture, état et marché» - cahiers no 312 – janvier-février 2003

Janvier-Février 2003

In this text, Ms Peltier states that cultural industries call for exemptions. She notably stresses the need for states to adopt incentive and redistribution measures better able to encourage cultural diversity. According to her, reconciling “exemption” with “cultural diversity” should also be a priority. Ms Peltier uses as a starting point the idea that audiovisual, music, and literary works are unique in how they are produced, distributed, and consumed. Although the degree to which they are different varies by sector and these same differences can also apply to traditional goods, their combined weight sets cultural industries apart and makes their products “goods like no others.” (Available in French only)

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