A creature of statute: Copyright law and legal formalism

Rimmer, Matthew (2002) A creature of statute: Copyright law and legal formalism. Entertainment Law Review, 13(2), pp. 31-38.

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This article argues that copyright law is not just a creature of statute, but it is also a social and imaginative contruct. It evaluates a number of critiques of legal formalism. Part 1 examines whether the positive rules and principles of copyright law are the product of historical contingency and political expediency. Part 2 considers the social operation of copyright law in terms of its material effects and cultural significance. Part 3 investigates the future of copyright law, in light of the politics of globalisation and the impact of new information technologies.

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ID Code: 85353
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copyright law, cultural studies, cyber-law, globalisation, legal theory, new historicism, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
ISSN: 0959-3799
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2015 02:01
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 05:36

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