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Copyright infringement online: the case of the Digital Economy Act judicial review in the United Kingdom

Mansell, Robin and Steinmueller, W. Edward (2013) Copyright infringement online: the case of the Digital Economy Act judicial review in the United Kingdom. New Media and Society, 15 (8). pp. 1312-1328. ISSN 1461-4448

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1461444812470429

Abstract

The proportionality of the UK Digital Economy Act 2010 which aims to curtail illegal peer-to-peer file-sharing is examined in this paper in the light of changes in online norms and culture. Based on an analysis of recent studies and a critical reflection on the nature of changes in digital media production and file-sharing behaviour, we conclude that the Digital Economy Act introduces disproportionate social costs for UK Internet users, with uncertain prospects for improving creative industry revenues. The wider implications of these developments for the emerging online culture are also considered.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://nms.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 SAGE Publications
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 08:46
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 11:13
Funders: British Telecommunications plc under contract to provide independent witness evidence, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sussex
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/45018

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