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Framing the consumer: copyright regulation and the public

Edwards, Lee ORCID: 0000-0001-6542-1234, Klein, Bethany, Lee, David, Moss, Giles and Philip, Fiona (2013) Framing the consumer: copyright regulation and the public. Convergence: International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 19 (1). pp. 9-24. ISSN 1354-8565

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1354856512456788


With illegal downloading at the centre of debates about the creative economy, various policy initiatives and regulatory attempts have tried (and largely failed) to control, persuade and punish users into adhering to copyright law. Rights holders, policymakers, intermediaries and users each circulate and maintain particular attitudes about appropriate uses of digital media. This article maps the failure of regulation to control user behaviour, considers various policy and academic research approaches to understanding users, and introduces an analytical framework that re-evaluates user resistance as expressions of legitimate justifications. A democratic copyright policymaking process must accommodate the modes of justification offered by users to allow copyright law to reconnect with the public interest goals at its foundation.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: Copyright, digital, justification, media policy, modalities of regulation, United Kingdom
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 23:42

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