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Piracy in the Indian Film Industry: Copyright and Cultural Consonance


ISBN13: 9781107065437
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00



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Piracy in the Indian Film Industry: Copyright and Cultural Consonance sheds light on how copyright law works at the grassroots level in India, by exploring the social, cultural, historical, legal and economic dimensions of piracy in one of the biggest copyright-based industries: the Indian film industry. Based on extensive fieldwork, this book provides novel and insightful findings on the complexity and diversity of perceptions regarding piracy within Indian society. The bottom-up approach to analysis adopted in the book elucidates how local factors influence copyright enforcement and the book proposes a mix of positive and negative incentives to increase the voluntary compliance of copyright law in India.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Other Jurisdictions , Media and Entertainment Law, India
Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. Piracy and the Indian film industry
3. Copyright law in India: a historical, cultural and legal analysis
4. Copyright piracy and consumers: insights from an empirical survey
5. In search of optimal legal and policy options
6. Conclusion
Appendix 1. Detailed description of the methodology used in the study
Appendix 2. Questionnaire used for the empirical survey
Appendix 3. Tables
Bibliography
Index.