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Copyrighting Culture: The Political Economy Of Intellectual Property / Edition 1
     

Copyrighting Culture: The Political Economy Of Intellectual Property / Edition 1

by Ronald V. Bettig
 

ISBN-10: 0813333040

ISBN-13: 9780813333045

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Avalon Publishing

Launching into a complete analysis of copyright law in our capitalistic and hegemonistic political system, Ronald Bettig uncovers the power of the wealthy few to expand their fortunes through the ownership and manipulation of intellectual property. Beginning with a critical interpretation of copyright history in the United States, Bettig goes on to explore such

Overview

Launching into a complete analysis of copyright law in our capitalistic and hegemonistic political system, Ronald Bettig uncovers the power of the wealthy few to expand their fortunes through the ownership and manipulation of intellectual property. Beginning with a critical interpretation of copyright history in the United States, Bettig goes on to explore such crucial issues as the videocassette recorder and the control of copyrights, the invention of cable television and the first challenge to the filmed entertainment copyright system, the politics and economics of intellectual property as seen from both the neoclassical economists' and the radical political economists' points of view, and methods of resisting existing laws.Beautifully written and well argued, this book provides a long, clear look at how capitalism and capitalists seize and control culture through the ownership of copyrights, thus perpetuating their own ideologies and economic superiority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813333045
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Critical Studies in Communication and in the Cultural Industries Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1760L (what's this?)

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