9781442646643 bound 1442646640 bound 9781442614543 paperback 1442614544 paperback
Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 44.
Copyfight examines the 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization internet treaties that began the current digital copyright regime. Blayne Haggart follows the WIPO treaties from negotiation to implementation from the perspective of three countries: the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Using extensive interviews with policymakers and experts in these three countries, Haggart argues that not all the power is in the hands of the U.S. government. Small countries can still set their own course on copyright legislation, while growing public interest in copyright issues means that even the United States might move away from ever-increasing copyright protection.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-347) and index.
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A most unlikely debate An historical-institutionalist framework for analysing copyright policymaking The political economy of copyright The United States, the Internet treaties, and the setting of the digital-copyright agenda 1993-1996 : U.S. copyright reform and the WIPO Internet treatise 1997-1998: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Canada and the Internet treatise : aborted implementations Mexico and the Internet treatise, 1996-2010 : international pressure, domestic politics Conclusion: The new politics of copyright and the potential for variation.
K1447.95 .H34 2014
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