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The Global Flow of InformationLegal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives$
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Ramesh Subramanian and Eddan Katz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814748114

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.001.0001

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Piracy, Creativity, and Infrastructure

Piracy, Creativity, and Infrastructure

Rethinking Access to Culture

(p.54) 4 Piracy, Creativity, and Infrastructure
The Global Flow of Information

Lawrence Liang

NYU Press

This chapter offers an insight into how copyrights are perceived in emerging economies, particularly India's. On one hand, governments in emerging economies adhere to international laws in the hope of benefitting from increased trade with developed economies on which they rely on for exporting their products. On the other hand, their private citizens participate in a parallel, gray economy almost entirely devoted to creating pirated versions of movies and music in complete breach of all existing international laws. The chapter frames the issue of copyright violations as one pertaining to access to knowledge and a right to livelihood, claiming that piracy actually increases the visibility of the works and thus may promote future sales of such works.

Keywords:   copyrights, emerging economies, piracy, international laws, copyrights violations

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