Digital copyright and the consumer revolution: Hands off my iPod

Rimmer, Matthew (2007) Digital copyright and the consumer revolution: Hands off my iPod. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

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Abstract

This book documents and evaluates the growing consumer revolution against digital copyright law, and makes a unique theoretical contribution to the debate surrounding this issue.

With a focus on recent US copyright law, the book charts the consumer rebellion against the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act 1998 (US) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998 (US). The author explores the significance of key judicial rulings and considers legal controversies over new technologies, such as the iPod, TiVo, Sony Playstation II, Google Book Search, and peer-to-peer networks. The book also highlights cultural developments, such as the emergence of digital sampling and mash-ups, the construction of the BBC Creative Archive, and the evolution of the Creative Commons.

Digital Copyright and the Consumer Revolution will be of prime interest to academics, law students and lawyers interested in the ramifications of copyright law, as well as policymakers given its focus upon recent legislative developments and reform proposals. The book will also appeal to librarians, information managers, creative artists, consumers, technology developers, and other users of copyright material.

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ID Code: 86580
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Copyright Law, Consumer Rights, Digital Economy, Copyright Term Extension, Fair Use, The Creative Commons, Technological Protection Measures, Google, Sony
ISBN: 978 1 84542 948 5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
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Copyright Owner: Matthew Rimmer 2007
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2015 00:42
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2015 16:44

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