Rip, mix, burn: The politics of peer to peer and copyright law

Bowrey, Kathy & Rimmer, Matthew (2002) Rip, mix, burn: The politics of peer to peer and copyright law. First Monday, 7(8).

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Whereas Lessig's recent work engages with questions of culture and creativity in society, this paper looks at the role of culture and creativity in the law. The paper evaluates the Napster, DeCSS, Felten and Sklyarov litigation in terms of the new social, legal, economic and cultural relations being produced. This involves a deep discussion of law's economic relations, and the implications of this for litigation strategy. The paper concludes with a critique of recent attempts to define copyright law in terms of first amendment rights and communicative freedom.

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ID Code: 85398
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: 2600 Magazine, constitutional law, Copyright law, Dmitry Sklyarov, Ed Felten, first amendment rights, Freenet, Kazaa, Napster, peer to peer networks, technological protection measures, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
DOI: 10.5210/fm.v7i8.974
ISSN: 1396-0466
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Matthew Rimmer
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2015 02:23
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 02:45

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