"Piracy and Intellectual Property in Latin America is the first sustained effort to present an alternative framework for understanding piracy and contemporary challenges to global discourses on intellectual property in the Americas. While piracy might just look like theft and derivative reproduction from the perspective of many right-holders, the contributors to this volume go beyond this economic-driven logic and show how practices of copying are in fact practices of reinvention which reflect the rich social networks and forms of creativity, authorship, commerce, and consumption that characterize informal economies. From a perspective informed by contemporary scenarios in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala, and the United States, they engage in a discussion of alternatives that-predicated on the importance of protecting culture-allow for other ways of conceiving prosperity at local, national, regional, and global levels. Examples discussed include video games, clothing, trinkets, music, film, TV, and books. Designed to help understand the broader implications of IP and piracy for the field of Latin American Studies, this book will be a major contribution to Global South studies, as well as to the growing bibliography on globalization, informal markets, and piracy"-- Provided by publisher.
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Introduction / Juan Poblete and Víctor Goldgel-Carballo How Trinkets Became Counterfeits : Value and Intellectual Property in a Low-income Market in Brazil / Rosana Pinheiro-Machado The Piracy Problem : Indigeneity, Hybridity, and the Racial Politics of IP Enforcement in Guatemala / Kedron Thomas Piracy and/as Legitimate Business / Phillip Penix-Tadsen Piracy as Media Practice : The Informal Market of Music and Videos in Peru / Santiago Alfaro Rotondo Context as Content in Chilean Community Media / Jennifer Ashley 'Feeling Pirate' as Media Affect in Mexican-American Experience / Juan Llamas-Rodriguez From Piracy as a Crime to Piracy as a Necessity : Territorial Inequalities and the Socially Necessary Market in Brazil / Fábio Tozi Book Piracy in Chile and the Proletarianization of Literature in Pedro Lemebel / Juan Poblete Pirate Book Aesthetics in Contemporary Argentina / Víctor Goldgel-Carballo Between Abundance and Appropriation : Indeterminate Critiques of Global IP Schemes / Zac Zimmer The Creative Copy : Agency and Fashion at a Market for Counterfeited Garments / Matías Dewey Appendix : A Primer on Intellectual Property / Juan Poblete
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