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Authors, Users, and Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity

James Meese


How should we think about authorship, use and piracy in an era of media convergence? How does the growing focus on amateur creativity impact on existing legal and cultural understandings of around creation? And why are the author, user and pirate so prominent in debates around copyright law? Authors, Users, Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity presents a new way of thinking about these three central subjects of copyright. It outlines a relational approach to subjectivity, charting connections between the author, user and pirate through a series of historical and contemporary case studies, m ... More

Keywords: copyright law, digital media, intellectual property law, cultural studies, subjectivity, relationality, authorship, piracy, use, legal theory, creativity, author, pirate, user, social media, relational, peer-to-peer networks, legislation, artistic practice, IP policy, sampling, music, media regulation, media distribution, United States copyright law, United States, Canada, Canadian copyright law, Australia, Australian copyright law, United Kingdom, U.K. copyright law, common law, statutory law, participatory culture, innovation, remix, online piracy, fair use, fair dealing, user generated content, abridgment, contemporary art, information law, digital rights, user rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262037440
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Meese, author
University of Technology Sydney