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Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy
Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process





ISBN 9781138944848
Published September 3, 2015 by Routledge
222 Pages

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In this book, Benjamin Farrand employs an interdisciplinary approach that combines legal analysis with political theory to explore the development of copyright law in the EU. Farrand utilises Foucault’s concept of Networks of Power and Culpepper’s Quiet Politics to assess the adoption and enforcement of copyright law in the EU, including the role of industry representative, cross-border licensing, and judicial approaches to territorial restrictions. Focusing in particular on legislative initiatives concerning copyright, digital music and the internet, Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy: Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process demonstrates the connection between copyright law and complex network relationships.

This book presents an original socio-political theoretical framework for assessing developments in copyright law that will interest researchers and post-graduate students of law and politics, as well as those more particularly concerned with political theory, EU and copyright law.

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 Networks of Power, Quiet Politics and Political Salience: - establishing a framework for analyzing European digital copyright initiatives, 2 European digital copyright law. 3 One market, divided? The fragmented state of the market for digital music distribution in the European Union, and judicial approaches to territorial restrictions, 4 Networks of Power I: - The role of industry representatives in framing policies regarding the scope and duration of copyright, 5 Networks of Power II: - The role of industry representatives in framing policies regarding the enforcement of copyright, 6 Networks of Power III: - The role of industry representatives in framing policies regarding cross-border licensing, 7 Power and Resistance I: - Where there is Power, there is Resistance, 8 Power and Resistance II: - (In)Civil society, Changing Networks and the Unquiet Politics

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Biography

Benjamin Farrand is Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Policy at the University of Strathclyde, UK. His research predominantly focuses on the interaction between political processes and intellectual property law, with particular interest in principles of networked governance, technology regulation and human enhancement technologies.