Alternative intellectual property systems for the digital age

Flew, Terry, Leisten, Susanna H., & Hearn, Gregory N. (2005) Alternative intellectual property systems for the digital age. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources, pp. 87-98.


This paper investigates the current turbulent state of copyright in the digital age, and explores the viability of alternative compensation systems. The paper critically appraises the increased recourse to digital rights management (DRM) technologies, which are designed to restrict access to and usage of digital content. Considerable technical challenges associated with DRM systems have necessitated increasingly aggressive recourse to the law. A number of controversial aspects of copyright enforcement are discussed and contrasted with those arising from alternative levy-based compensation systems. This paper undertakes consideration of alternative models for managing the copyright bargain in the digital era.

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ID Code: 9813
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: copyright, digital age, digital rights management (DRM) technologies, levy, based compensation systems
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: 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 > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (The authors)
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:13

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