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dc.contributor.authorPostigo, Hector
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T15:10:25Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T15:10:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierONIX_20220221_9780262305334_36
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78516
dc.description.abstractThe evolution of activism against the expansion of copyright in the digital domain, with case studies of resistance including eBook and iTunes hacks. The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection arose largely in response to the excesses of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. In The Digital Rights Movement, Hector Postigo shows that what began as an assertion of consumer rights to digital content has become something broader: a movement concerned not just with consumers and gadgets but with cultural ownership. Increasingly stringent laws and technological measures are more than incoveniences; they lock up access to our “cultural commons.” Postigo describes the legislative history of the DMCA and how policy “blind spots” produced a law at odds with existing and emerging consumer practices. Yet the DMCA established a political and legal rationale brought to bear on digital media, the Internet, and other new technologies. Drawing on social movement theory and science and technology studies, Postigo presents case studies of resistance to increased control over digital media, describing a host of tactics that range from hacking to lobbying. Postigo discusses the movement's new, user-centered conception of “fair use” that seeks to legitimize noncommercial personal and creative uses such as copying legitimately purchased content and remixing music and video tracks. He introduces the concept of technological resistance—when hackers and users design and deploy technologies that allows access to digital content despite technological protection mechanisms—as the flip side to the technological enforcement represented by digital copy protection and a crucial tactic for the movement.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Society Series
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::L Law::LN Laws of specific jurisdictions and specific areas of law::LNR Intellectual property law::LNRC Copyright lawen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::P Mathematics and Science::PD Science: general issues::PDR Impact of science and technology on societyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::U Computing and Information Technology::UD Digital Lifestyle and online world: consumer and user guides::UDV Digital TV and media centres: consumer / user guidesen_US
dc.subject.otherImpact of science and technology on society
dc.subject.otherGraphical and digital media applications
dc.subject.otherCopyright law
dc.titleThe Digital Rights Movement
dc.title.alternativeThe Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7551/mitpress/8698.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262305334
oapen.relation.isbn9780262017954
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages256
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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