Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy: Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process

Benjamin Farrand

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Abstract

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 interdisciplinary 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 area of political theory and EU Law, as well as being eminently suited to researchers and post-graduate students of law and politics.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages240
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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