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Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

Edited by Sean A. Pager and Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law, US
The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet’s astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities.
Extent: 448 pp
Hardback Price: $168.00 Web: $151.20
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 133 7
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  • Innovation and Technology
  • Technology and ICT
  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet and Technology Law
  • International Economic Law, Trade Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
Digital technology has transformed global culture, connecting and empowering users on a hitherto unknown scale. Existing paradigms from intellectual property rights to cultural diversity and telecommunications regulation seem increasingly obsolete, confounding policymakers and provoking wide-ranging debate. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age draws on a range of disciplines to examine new approaches to regulating communications and cultural production.

The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet’s astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities.

Ideal for students and scholars of innovation, technology, cyber law and communication, Transnational Culture in the Internet Age will be a valuable addition to any library.
Contributors: M. Burri, A. Candeub, K. Christen, W.W. Fu, J.M. Garon, D.J. Gervais, C.B. Graber, S.Y. Lee, L. Levi, L. Mann, M. Mueller, P.M. Napoli, S.A. Pager, D.G. Post, K.W. Saunders, M.F. Schultz, M. Shur-Ofry, H. Travis, S.S. Wildman
Contents:

Introduction: Navigating in the Dark When Bits Have No Borders
Sean A. Pager and Adam Candeub

1. The Challenge(s) of Cyberlaw
David G. Post

2. Copyright, Culture and the Cloud
Daniel J. Gervais

3. Addressing ‘Libel Tourism’
Lili Levi

4. YouTube from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Tyrannize Locally, Censor Globally
Hannibal Travis

5. Balkanizing the Internet
Kevin W. Saunders

6. Timid Liberalism: A Critique of the Process-Oriented Norms for Internet Blocking
Milton Mueller

7. Internet Creativity, Communicative Freedom and a Constitutional Rights Theory Response to ‘Code is Law’
Christoph B. Graber

8. Diminished, Enduring, and Emergent Diversity Policy Concerns in an Evolving Media Environment
Philip M. Napoli

9. Cultural Protectionism 2.0: Updating Cultural Policy Tools for the Digital Age
Mira Burri

10. Copyright, Complexity, and Cultural Diversity: A Skeptic’s View
Michal Shur-Ofry

11. The Nigerian Film Industry and Lessons Regarding Cultural Diversity from the Home-Market Effects Model of International Trade in Films
Mark F. Schultz

12. Digital Content Production in Nigeria and Brazil: A Case for Cultural Optimism?
Sean A. Pager

13. Decolonizing Networked Technology: Learning from the Street Dance
Larisa Mann

14. Balancing Act: The Creation and Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge and Culture Inside and Outside the Legal Frame
Kimberley Christen

15. Localism as a Production Imperative: An Alternative Framework for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage
Jon M. Garon

16. Cross-Country Comparison of Audience Tastes in Hollywood Movies: Cultural Distance and Genre Preferences
W. Wayne Fu

17. Protecting and Promoting National Cultures in a World Where Bits Want to Flow Freely
Sang Yup Lee and Steven S. Wildman

Index