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Copyrighting Culture

The Political Economy Of Intellectual Property, 1st Edition

By Ronald V. Bettig


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Launching into a complete analysis of copyright law in our capitalistic and hegemonistic political system, Ronald Bettig uncovers the power of the wealthy few to expand their fortunes through the ownership and manipulation of intellectual property. Beginning with a critical interpretation of copyright history in the United States, Bettig goes on to

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Political Economy of Intellectual Property; Critical Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of Copyright; Who Owns the Message?: The Ownership and Control of Culture and Information; The (Political) Economics of Intellectual Property; Capitalism, the State, and Intellectual Property: A Case Study of Compulsory Licenses for Cable Retransmissions; The Law of Intellectual Property: The Videocassette Recorder and the Control of Copyrights; Recolonizing Communications and Culture: The Expanding Realm of International Intellectual Property Law; Intellectual Property and the Politics of Resistance.

About the Author

Ronald V. Bettig is assistant professor of communication at Pennsylvania State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General