Studying Norms and Social Change in a Digital Age: Identifying and Understanding a Multidimensional Gap Problem

Marcin De Kaminski, Måns Svensson, Stefan Larsson, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Kari Rönkkö

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Abstract

The fact that the debate concerning copyright in a digital society has been both intense and filled with polemic conflicts ever since the late 1990s makes it clear that it is a most complicated issue to solve, or even grasp. Basically, both the legal and societal discussion and development are explicitly dependent on a greater understanding of the on-going processes surrounding copyright. This presents a well-suited point of departure for research such as the one conducted within the Cybernorms research group – both in terms of providing valuable insights into the field of sociology of law when it comes to understanding how to relate to the framework provided by digitalization in general and the Internet in particular, and in terms of providing more accurate knowledge and toolsets to legislators in related fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial and Legal Norms: Towards a Socio-legal Understanding of Normativity
EditorsMatthias Baier
PublisherAshgate
Pages309-330
ISBN (Print)9781409453437
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law and Society
  • Information Systems, Social aspects

Keywords

  • Social norms
  • File sharing
  • Law
  • Sociology of Law
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual property

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