The Individual as Consumer

John Tehranian

in Infringement Nation

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199733170
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894567 | DOI:
The Individual as Consumer

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This chapter focuses on the individual as a pure consumer of copyrighted works. It highlights the critical role that copyrighted works play in personal development by tracing how a person's relationship with intellectual property impacts both on the formation and expression of identities. In the process, the chapter critiques the insufficient weight traditionally given to the personhood interests of copyright consumers, and assesses the growing threat to these interests posed by both technical and legal changes in recent years.

Keywords: copyrighted works; copyright law; personal development; intellectual property; identity; copyright consumers

Chapter.  22058 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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