• Copyright in China’s digital cultural industries

    Author(s):
    Lucy Montgomery (see profile) , Eric Priest
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Copyright, China, modern (post-1911), Digital culture, Digital labor, Economic transitions
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MG3P
    Abstract:
    This chapter explores how and why copyright’s role is expanding and changing in China, focusing on recent developments in digital content markets. It considers the impact of uneven media sector reform processes on the emergence of ‘born digital’ copyright industries in China. There are signs that the commercial benefits of copyright compliance are beginning to outweigh the advantages of operating outside the intellectual property system for many Chinese stakeholders. We argue that these developments – in particular the emergence of widespread exclusive licensing practices – signal a watershed moment for China’s cultural and creative industries, highlighting the potential for digital technology to create new markets for legitimate content and services, as well as the importance of global dynamics in the development of digital era copyright industries.
    Notes:
    Lucy Montgomery & Eric Priest, 2016. "Copyright in China’s digital cultural industries," Chapter, in: Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in China, chapter 24, pages 339-359 Edward Elgar Publishing. The book has a DOI, but I don't think that chapter level DOIs have been created. The book DOI is: 10.4337/9781782549864
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