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  • Propiedad intelectual: transformaciones jurídicas y conflictos sociales en el ámbito de internet. Un debate sobre la socialización de la cultura

    Giménez Merino, Antonio; Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Filosofia; Ramos Toledano, Joan (Universitat de Barcelona, 2018-10-01)
    [spa] La propiedad intelectual es una figura jurídica presente en una gran cantidad de ordenamientos jurídicos de todo el mundo. Ello se explica por sus beneficios teóricos, tanto para los artistas y creadores como para la industria que rodea los bienes culturales. Incluso, a través de la figura del dominio público —que es el resultado de la caducidad de los derechos de autor— se esgrime que los bienes retornan a la sociedad y, por lo tanto, se posibilita que ésta pueda disfrutar de ellos libremente. En el presente trabajo, por el contrario, se defiende que la propiedad intelectual y el copyright son figuras cuya principal función es la de garantizar el funcionamiento de los bienes culturales como objeto de comercio. Esta situación tiene consecuencias negativas para los artistas y creadores, que no logran obtener los recursos suficientes de su actividad artística; también para la población, que sólo puede acceder a los bienes culturales mediante intercambios mercantiles o gracias a la intervención de entes públicos. Esta dinámica de funcionamiento, sin embargo, se ha visto afectada por la aparición de nuevos fenómenos tecnológicos, en especial la digitalización e internet, lo que ha permitido percibir con mayor claridad algunos problemas e incongruencias de la figura de la propiedad intelectual.
  • An Introduction to Lessigian Thought

    Taylor, Russ (Digital Repository @ Maurer Law, 2004-12-01)
    Book Review: Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, Lawrence Lessig, New York: Penguin Press, 2004, 306 pages. A review of Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity by Lawrence Lessig. Lawrence Lessig is a frequent commentator and prolific writer on media and communications topics. His body of work touches copyright issues, radio spectrum policy, media ownership issues, and legal ownership and control of the physical platforms that deliver broadband content. In this 2004 publication, he focuses on copyright policy. Lessig's analysis is often more complex and interdisciplinary than most practitioners', yet manages to focus on the everyday effects of policy choices on everyday people. Thus, he addresses the recording industry's attempts to stamp out music piracy from a perspective of what will best work for the millions of Americans downloading music, instead of what approach most faithfully adheres to the traditions of copyright law or what approach best clings to misapplied notions of property or piracy. Lessig concludes the book with proposals to rebalance copyright law, keeping in mind both the interests of the artist and the interests of a free culture.
  • Introducing a Takedown for Trade Secrets on the Internet

    Rowe, Elizabeth A. (UF Law Scholarship Repository, 2007-01-01)
    This Article explores, for the first time, an existing void in trade-secret law. When a trade-secret owner discovers that its trade secrets have been posted on the Internet, there is currently no legislative mechanism by which the owner can request that the information be taken down. The only remedy to effectuate removal of the material is to obtain a court order, usually either a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction. When a trade secret appears on the Internet, the owner often loses the ability to continue to claim it as a trade secret and to prevent others from using it. Accordingly, trade-secret owners bear the burden of being vigilant and acting quickly if there is to be any chance of preserving the trade-secret status of the information. The current requirement of a court order for a takedown not only is costly but also is too slow for trade-secret owners because of the speed with which users distribute information over the Internet. Obtaining a temporary order from a court would likely take no fewer than several days. Given that secrecy is vital to preserving trade-secret status, time is of the essence to trade-secret owners, and each hour that a trade secret is available on the Internet is an hour too long. In order to address this time-lapse problem, this Article explores a proposal for trade-secret takedown legislation similar to that which provides for the immediate removal of suspected copyright violations under the DMCA. A takedown provision for trade secrets would provide self-regulation and privatized enforcement in an effort to permit trade-secret owners to save their trade secrets from near-certain death on the Internet. A takedown provision would offer an expedited process for disabling access to trade-secret information in the interim period between discovery of the misappropriated material and issuance of a ruling by a court.
  • Space Age Love Song: The Mix Tape in a Digital Universe

    Carpenter, Megan M (Scholarly Commons @ UNLV Law, 2010-10-01)
  • Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, Copyright, and the Internet: Protection Against Framing in an International Setting

    Burmeister, Kai (FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History, 1999-12-01)

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