Intellectual Property, innovation and the governance of the internet
Title: Intellectual Property, innovation and the governance of the internet
Author: LEVINE, David K.
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2013/24; Global Governance Programme-45; Global Economics
I discuss both the causes and consequences of the Internet being squeezed by copyright proponents. The striking fact is that while this squeeze has a broad and negative impact on society broadly, it brings very little benefit to the copyright proponents. The implication for the governance of the Internet is clear: a small minority who derive little benefit in an effort that imposes great costs on everyone else should not have a role in governance.
Subject: Internet governance; Copyright; Piracy; Downloading
Type of Access: openAccess