The Copyright Web: Networks, Law and the Internet by ANDRES GUADAMUZ
Posted in: Research at 30/10/2006 07:32
The Copyright Web: Networks, Law and the Internet by ANDRES GUADAMUZ University of Edinburgh - School of Law (NEW DIRECTIONS IN COPYRIGHT LAW)
Abstract: This paper explores the possible implication of these theories to copyright law. The study of the architecture of networks has opened new avenues of research about the way in which scale-free topologies present in the Web may provide new strategies for copyright enforcement. Similarly, a better understanding of how websites link to one another could provide better tools to allocate liability and to distribute royalties in a more efficient manner. The paper asks the following questions. How should we regulate networks if we can find certain deterministic characteristics to them? Is enforcement of infringing behaviour easier to regulate because we understand the technology better?