Call No. K1420.5 .C84 2013
Author Cvetkovski, Trajce, 1968- author.
Title Copyright and popular media : liberal villains and technological change / Trajce Cvetkovski, University of Queensland, Australia.
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 List of Tables and Figuresxi
 Author's Notexii
 Legislation (Statutes, Regulations, Codes, Ratified Treaties, Instruments and other formal International Obligations)xx
pt. I Setting the Scene 
1.Liberalism, Realism, Convergence, Consumption and Tensions between Technological and Legal Change3
 A short parable on copyright3
 Overview: setting the tone, establishing the terms and providing the scope of this book4
 The relevance of the study of political economy to copyright in popular media10
 Political theme: liberalism, consumers and copyright10
 Legal theme: realism, consumerism and copyright12
 Convergent consumption14
 Copyright and digital legislation convergence18
 Convergent corporate media industry25
 Technological convergence28
 Tensions between liberalism, realism, copyright control and technological change33
 Methods: why empirical and doctrinal literature should be examined concurrently35
 Outline of chapters36
2.Global Governance: Regulation of Copyright Law and Policy in Popular Media Copyright Industries53
 The global copyright governance regime: background and brief history53
 Copyright: historical relevance and rationale55
 The new hope: copyright convergence or sophisticated governance?60
 Legitimacy of copyright governance structure in member nations64
 Corporatization of copyright: politicizing copyright66
 The substructure: untercopyright transition75
 Legal realism strikes back: a case of China and the crouching paper tiger77
 What if the US challenged a Yugoslav member of WIPO?84
 Conclusion: copyright governance - the artificial reality of risk minimization86
3.Corporate Control of Popular Media (and Culture): Competition Law and Policy in Popular Culture89
 Introduction: corporations and copyright - merging or converging, controlling or uncontrolled?89
 The convergence of natural and temporary monopolies: unnatural and anticompetitive92
 The nature of anticompetitive behaviour: rise (and rise) of the corporate ubermensch95
 The extent of anticompetitive behaviour in popular media industries104
 Competitive collaboration - popular media industry domination and horizontal collusion (the nexus between a natural monopoly and oligarchy)106
 Legal realism and the artificiality of moral rights: a moral dilemma?109
 Digitalization and convergence: monopolized controlled consumption vs anti-monopolized uncontrolled consumption112
pt. II Problems with Neighbours - Unprecedented Challenge to Corporate Control 
4.Copyright Developments in Popular Media: Doctrinal and Statutory Challenge121
 Judicialization of copyright governance in popular media123
 Digital neighbouring legislative framework: copyright and telecommunications127
 The combined effects of recognition of copyright convergence by the legislature and judiciary129
 External challenges: lessons from the case law132
5.From Printing Press to Peer-to-Peer: Centuries of `Modern' Media Piracy and the Social Urge for Legal and Illegal Consumption143
 Monarchic concerns (1450-1709)149
 Statute of Anne and subsequent cases (1709-1842)151
 Modern copyright statutes and piracy concerns (1842-1970)153
 The rise of corporate copyright consolidation (1970-2012)157
 Technological enlightenment and format unrest: the natural urge to disseminate158
6.A Three-Front War on Piracy: Technological Protection, Legal Action and Education Programmes - Null Bock Haltung?163
 General observations and legal misnomers166
 Traditions, customs, culture and change168
 The war effort172
 Litigating against John Doe, and Fred Nurke and other armchair pirates175
 Specific outcomes and the success of the current enforcement framework: issues with deterrence179
 Practical difficulties179
 Criminal and quasi-criminal prosecution and civil action181
 The fallacy of copyright industries as victims185
7.Occidental Failure: The Paradox of Transglobal Copyright Industries in Emerging Economies200
Paradox 1 Piratical Synergies and Reflections202
Paradox 2 Tangibles as Material Needs Versus Intangibles as Immaterial Wants206
Paradox 3 International Copyright Governance as Neo-Colonialism?211
pt. III Prospects for Copyright Policy and Consumption in Popular Media 
8.The Nexus between Piracy and Legitimate Consumption: Social Networking, P2P File-Sharing and Consumer Empowerment223
 Social media227
 Disorder in the court231
 More disorder in the court235
 Consumers and respectability: a case of back to the future236
 The psuedopoliticization of social networks - reverse consumption242
 Creative convergence244
9.Conclusion: Reconciliation or Infinite Futility?250
 Popular media as commons culture: ever or never?252
 Legal reflection261
 A new era of Western media consumption264
 A short parable on copyright governance265
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Copyright ©2013
Description xxii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-288) and index.
Gift Purchased from the income of the Silver Fund
Subject Copyright.
Intellectual property.
Mass media -- Law and legislation.
Technology and law.
ISBN 9780230368477 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0230368476 (hbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC No. or Control No. 779263904