"Focusing in particular on legislative initiatives concerning copyright and the internet, this book seeks to explain the reasons why copyright law in the EU has developed in a way perceived to be unduly restrictive yet fundamentally unable to address issues of the territoriality of copyright. Using an inter-disciplinary approach that combines legal analysis with political theory, such as Foucault's Networks of Power and Culpepper's Quiet Politics, Farrand explores how success in lobbying for changes in copyright law is the result of complex network relationships, perceptions of industry expertise, and the comparatively low political importance of copyright reform to the average European citizen. Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy: Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process therefore presents an original socio-political theoretical framework for assessing developments in Copyright Law.Written with clarity and new insight, this book will be accessible to those new to the areaa of political theory and EU Law, as well as being eminently suited to researchers and post-graduate students of law and politics"-- Provided by publisher. "Networks of Power in Copyright Law considers the challenge of creating a harmonised international market for digital services. Pursuing an interdisciplinary perspective on the question of how copyright law remains restrictive, the book addresses the role of industry representatives, collecting societies and legislative/executive bodies in the development of contemporary digital copyright law. Focusing on the European Union, Benjamin Farrand argues that the harmonisation of copyright law is largely defined by the power relationships between legislative/executive bodies and industry representatives"-- Provided by publisher.
"Loosely based" on dissertation (doctoral) - European University Institute, 2011, under title: The Pan-European Licensing of Digital Music - The Effect of the Harmonisation of Copyright and the Role of Collecting Societies.
Formatted Contents Note
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.