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New PDF release: Amateur Media : Social, cultural and legal perspectives

By Hunter, Dan; Lobato, Ramon; Richardson, Megan; Thomas, Julian

ISBN-10: 1136280804

ISBN-13: 9781136280801

The increase of internet 2.0 has driven the beginner to the vanguard of public discourse, public coverage and media scholarship. regularly non-salaried, non-specialist and untrained in media creation, novice manufacturers at the moment are visible as key drivers of the inventive economic climate. yet how do the actions of citizen newshounds, fan fiction writers and bed room musicians hook up with longer traditions of extra-institutional media production?
This edited assortment offers a much-needed interdisciplinary contextualisation of novice media
before and after internet 2.0. Surveying the institutional, monetary and felony development of the beginner media manufacturer through a chain of case reviews, it positive aspects contributions from specialists within the fields of legislation, economics and media reviews established within the united kingdom, Europe and Singapore. every one element of the e-book features a specific case learn on a specific subject, by means of extra items offering extra research and observation. utilizing a unprecedented array of case stories and examples, from YouTube to on-line video games, from subtitling groups to truth television, the publication is neither a party of beginner construction nor a denunciation of the dying media industries. fairly, this ebook provides a severe discussion throughout legislation and the arts, exploring the dynamic tensions and interdependencies among novice inventive creation. This publication will entice either teachers and scholars of highbrow estate and media legislations, in addition to to students and scholars of economics, media, cultural and net experiences.

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21 Ronald Coase, ‘The Nature of the Firm’ (1937) 4(16) Economica 38. 22 And see Paul Adler and Charles Heckscher, ‘Towards Collaborative Community’ in Charles Heckscher and Paul Adler (eds), The Firm as a Collaborative Community, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 11. 26 Amateur media 23 Telstra Corporation Ltd v Phone Directories Company Pty Ltd (2010) 194 FCR 142. 24 A work of joint authorship, as defined in the Australian Act, is ‘a work that has been produced by the collaboration of two or more authors and in which the contribution of each author is not separate from the contribution of the other author or the contributions of the other authors’: Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) s 10.

In other words, a key point about WikiLeaks may be that it exposes the danger of an intermediary that is willing to transgress formal rules and not filter those whistle-blowers who desire to see the secret information they possess published with no limitations. Open-distribution networks: the example of peer-to-peer file-sharing Lobato, Thomas and Hunter point out that peer-to-peer sharing of the means of entertainment is not just a feature of modern life but of ancient lineage. 12 We can find further examples in the more recent past, bolstered by an array of post-war consumer technologies.

There exist numerous examples of informal exchange that have no illicit character whatsoever; and the conflation of the criminal with the informal merely allows us to dismiss the significance of the latter, as well as making its measurement difficult and ‘irrelevant’ (since, in the eyes of the formal actors, once we have ‘proper’ laws, this sector of the economy will be no more). 32 Focusing policy-makers on the informal media economies of UGC, inter alia, may lead to greater understanding of this part of the economy, and different types of policy response in recognition of the significance and potential efficiency of this form of production and exchange.

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