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The state of copyright, the complex relationships of cultural creation in a globalized world, Debora Halbert

This book seeks to make an intervention into the ongoing debate about the scope and intensity of global copyright laws. While mapping out the primary actors in the context of globalization and the modern political economy of information ownership, the argument is made that alternatives to further expansion of copyright are necessary. By examining the multiple and competing interests in creating the legal regime of copyright law, this books attempts to map the political economy of copyright in the information age, critique the concentration of ownership that is intrinsic in the status
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: the state of culture; The global political economy of information ownership; Copyright maximalism; The language game of intellectual property politics; Chapter overview; 2 American intellectual property hegemony; For the good of the country: restructuring the American government to protect intellectual property; Reconfiguring bureaucracy; Congressional advocacy; Beyond America - intellectual property barbarians and intellectual property maximalism; Conclusion
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non fiction
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1 online resource (283 p.)
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