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Copyright Technologies and Clashing Rights

M. David and D. Halbert (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2013  

Ian Brown

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: November 4, 2013

Abstract

Encouraged by right holders, governments and intergovernmental organisations have attempted the shape the development and use of digital technologies used to access copyright works. This chapter traces the co-evolution of these legal provisions and “Technical Protection Measures,” analysing the institutional political economy that has resulted in poor outcomes that over-privilege the interests of right holders against those of technology innovators, users, and society. It suggests mechanisms for policy makers to take better account of these interests in future, and suggests that technological “magic bullets” are unlikely to play a significant role in more balanced outcomes.

Keywords: copyright, DRM, TPM, privacy

JEL Classification: D23, D43, K33, L43, L63, L82, L86, L96, O32, 033, O34

Suggested Citation

Brown, Ian, Copyright Technologies and Clashing Rights (November 4, 2013). M. David and D. Halbert (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2358808

Ian Brown (Contact Author)

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