The Digital Intellectual Property Challenge Revisited: File-­Sharing and Copyright Development in Hungary

(2014) 5 W.I.P.O. Journal, Issue 2, p. 176-188.

13 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2014

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Stefan Larsson

Lund University

Måns Svensson

Lund University

Péter Mezei

Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory

Marcin de Kaminski

Lund University

Date Written: July 4, 2014

Abstract

The challenge that illegal file-­sharing poses to legal criminalisation is addressed in this study. Nonetheless, the pretexts and reasons for the specific character of file-­sharing behaviour and norms in a community likely, to various degrees, correlate with the specifics in the legal regulation relating to a particular jurisdiction. Therefore, we argue for the importance of empirically studying both the legal development and the file-­sharing practices existing in parallel to the legal development within the domain’s specific jurisdiction. This study will elaborate quite extensively on the contemporary development and the status of copyright in Hungary. This is followed by a sample of Hungarian respondents to a survey on file-­sharing, which is then compared with a large set of global respondents in order to determine the specific character of the former sample — if such character is found.

Keywords: Copyright offences, Criminal liability, File sharing, Hungary

JEL Classification: K00, K11, K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Larsson, Stefan and Svensson, Mans and Mezei, Péter and de Kaminski, Marcin, The Digital Intellectual Property Challenge Revisited: File-­Sharing and Copyright Development in Hungary (July 4, 2014). (2014) 5 W.I.P.O. Journal, Issue 2, p. 176-188.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2530190

Stefan Larsson

Lund University ( email )

Box 117
Lund, SC Skane S221 00
Sweden

HOME PAGE: http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s/11028

Mans Svensson

Lund University ( email )

Box 117
Lund, SC Skane S221 00
Sweden

Péter Mezei (Contact Author)

Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory ( email )

Bocskai u. 10-12.
Szeged, H-6721
Hungary
+36-62-546-735 (Phone)

Marcin De Kaminski

Lund University ( email )

Box 117
Lund, SC Skane S221 00
Sweden

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