A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens by Monica Horten

By Monica Horten

through the wintry weather of  2012, protests opposed to a so-called overseas copyright treaty referred to as ACTA  pressured a political U-turn on the middle of the ecu Union. Proposals wanted by way of the robust leisure industries have been rejected, as ecu policy-makers took inventory of a noisy public outcry.

 This hugely unique research of 3 makes an attempt to usher in new legislation to safeguard copyright on the net - ACTA, Ley Sinde and the electronic economic climate Act - investigates the dance of impression among lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry in their arguments. net copyright professional Monica Horten outlines the myriad ways in which lobbyists contrived to avoid democratic strategy and convince politicians to soak up their reason in implementing an American company time table. In doing so, she argues the case for improved transparency in copyright policy-making. A Copyright Masquerade is vital studying for an individual who cares approximately copyright and the web, and to people who care approximately freedom of speech and solid government.

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