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Copyrights and wrongs

Larsson, Stefan LU (2011) In Science Omega
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Abstract in Undetermined

The digital age has brought with it advantages and disadvantages. Few would deny the benefit of being able to store entire song collections on pocket-sized MP3 players. Fewer still would disregard the merits of grandparents in Sydney being able to have face-to-face conversations with grandchildren in Berlin.



Certain problems however, have also developed. The music and film industries contend that internet piracy has severely harmed their sales. One argument is that those who illegally download free material would otherwise have to pay for such content. Thus, such individuals are committing acts of theft.



Whilst prima facie, this argument might seem to be... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

The digital age has brought with it advantages and disadvantages. Few would deny the benefit of being able to store entire song collections on pocket-sized MP3 players. Fewer still would disregard the merits of grandparents in Sydney being able to have face-to-face conversations with grandchildren in Berlin.



Certain problems however, have also developed. The music and film industries contend that internet piracy has severely harmed their sales. One argument is that those who illegally download free material would otherwise have to pay for such content. Thus, such individuals are committing acts of theft.



Whilst prima facie, this argument might seem to be perfectly justified, Dr Stefan Larsson, researcher at Lund University and author of Metaphors and Norms - Understanding copyright law in a digital society, explains why theft is not always a clear-cut concept. (Less)
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norms, metaphors, copyright, digital society, theft
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Science Omega
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Cybernorms. Norm processes in e-communities
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