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Copyright governance is in a kingdom of flux as the obstacles among criminal and unlawful intake have blurred. Trajce Cvetkovski interrogates the disorganizational results of piracy and rising applied sciences at the political economic system of copyright in renowned tune, movie and gaming industries.
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The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his’ (John Locke, 1967, sec. 27). The tenet of liberalism that is important for understanding popular media and consumption is the emphasis on freedom (also known as negative or individualistic freedom). The modern sense of this freedom from interference Technological and Legal Change 11 ideology may be traced back to John Stuart Mill’s nineteenth-century principle of harm and Isaiah Berlin’s Four Essays on Liberty (1969) where these nineteenth-century principles lay the foundations for modern liberalism.
Music industry)); 26 Copyright and Popular Media • general hindrance to direct free market access for consumers; and • restricted entry for new or independent participants (independent participants and other secondary or meso-level players). Corporate consolidation of popular media has created a monopoly over content and delivery. In reality, competition governance and copyright governance are not very symbiotic or mutualistic in liberal democratic societies (and recent case law is analysed in following chapters to support this contention).
The preventative strategies generally include technological protection, legal action and education. The law provides for penalties and subsequent retributive justice to ensure general deterrence in order to control recidivism. Yet why do consumers continue to defy the law in the West? One explanation might be that on a moral level, copyright interference, including computer fraud, hacking into financial data, tax evasion and other classes of ‘white collar crime’, is not viewed as negatively as, say, actual property interference (that is, of tangible or physical property).