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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy

ISBN13: 9781138944848
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £32.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415854429

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Networks of Power in Copyright Law considers the challenge of creating a harmonised international market for digital services. Pursuing an interdisciplinary perspective on the question of how copyright law remains restrictive, the book addresses the role of industry representatives, collecting societies and legislative/executive bodies in the development of contemporary digital copyright law.

Focusing on the European Union, Benjamin Farrand argues that the harmonisation of copyright law is largely defined by the power relationships between legislative/executive bodies and industry representatives. Diverging from traditional legal analyses, Networks of Copyright Law offers a new approach for assessing the development of copyright law in an area that is as controversial as it is topical. It will be of considerable interest to scholars and practitioners working in the area of copyright, and especially digital copyright, law; as well as those concerned, more generally, with the relationship between industry and legislative bodies

Intellectual Property Law
1. Networks of power, quiet politics and political salience: - establishing a theoretical framework for European digital copyright initiatives
2. Copyright: - theory, practice and digitalisation
3. Fragmentation, limitation, harmonisation? The state of the market for digital music distribution in Europe, and legal approaches to this problem
4. From TRIPS, through the Information Society, to the Permission Society: - the development of a restrictive digital copyright
5. Networks of Power I: - The role of industry representatives in forming policies regarding the scope and duration of copyright
6. Networks of Power II: - The role of industry representatives in forming policies regarding copyright enforcement
7. Networks of Power III: - Collecting societies, and the difficulty in ending the territorial partitioning of the digital single market
8. In/Civil society, Changing Networks and the Unquiet Politics