The digital economy bill and the UK’s creative industries : a perspective from China

Montgomery, Lucy (2011) The digital economy bill and the UK’s creative industries : a perspective from China. Prometheus, 28(4), pp. 401-410.

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The Digital Economy Bill has been heavily criticized by consumer organizations, internet service providers and technology experts on the grounds that it will reduce the public’s ability to access politically sensitive information, impinge on citizens’ rights to privacy, threaten freedom of expression and have a chilling effect on digital innovation. Its passage in spite of these criticisms reflects, among other things, the power of the rhetoric that has been employed by its proponents. This paper examines economic arguments surrounding the digital economy debate in light of lessons from one of the world's fastest growing economies: China.

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ID Code: 38529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copyright, United Kingdom, Digital Economy, Creative Industries, China, United Kingdom
DOI: 10.1080/08109028.2010.537186
ISSN: 0810-9028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2010 02:22
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 16:34

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