9780230368477

Copyright and Popular Media Liberal Villains and Technological Change

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230368477

  • ISBN10:

    0230368476

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-22
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Copyright governance is in a state of flux because the boundaries between legal and illegal consumption have blurred. Trajce Cvetkovski interrogates the disorganizational effects of piracy and emerging technologies on the political economy of copyright in popular music, film and gaming industries.

Author Biography

TRAJCE CVETKOVSKI has taught the Politics of Law and Governance at the University of Queensland, Australia, since 2002; and was commended by the Faculty for outstanding contribution to student learning in 2009 and 2011. He holds a PhD (Political Science) degree from the University of Queensland. He has practised as a Barrister in Australia since 1996, and also practised as a Solicitor in England. His research interests include the "politics of law," popular media and corporate citizenship generally. He is currently interested in technological change and the future of copyright.

Table of Contents

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PART I: SETTING THE SCENE
Liberalism, Realism, Convergence, Consumption and Tensions between Technological and Legal Change
Global Governance: Regulation of Copyright Law and Policy in Popular Media Copyright Industries
Corporate Control of Popular Media (and Culture): Competition Law and Policy in Popular Culture
PART II: PROBLEMS WITH NEIGHBOURS - UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE TO CORPORATE CONTROL
Copyright Developments in Popular Media: Doctrinal and Statutory Challenges
From Printing Press to Peer-to-Peer: Centuries of 'Modern' Media Piracy and the Social Urge for Legal and Illegal Consumption
A Three-front War on Piracy: Technological Protection, Legal Action and Education Programs - Null Bock Haltung?
Occidental Failure: The Paradox of Transglobal Copyright Industries in Emerging Economies
PART III: PROSPECTS FOR COPYRIGHT POLICY AND CONSUMPTION IN POPULAR MEDIA
The Nexus between Piracy and Legitimate Consumption: Social Networking, P2P File Sharing and Consumer Empowerment
Concluding Remarks on Technology and the Law: Neighbour Reconciliation or Infinite Futility?
Index

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