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Måns Svensson

Måns Svensson

Senior lecturer (Leave of Absence)

Måns Svensson

Parallel Norms: File-sharing and Contemporary Copyright Development in Australia

Author

  • Stefan Larsson
  • Susan Wnukowska-Mtonga
  • Måns Svensson
  • Marcin De Kaminski

Summary, in English

This article studies contemporary Australian copyright and contrasts this to a large-scale online survey on file sharing in order to analyse the seemingly parallel and non-compliant legal and social norms that they represent. Furthermore, a selection of 3,575 Australian respondents to an online survey is compared to a large scale near global group of over 96,000 respondents, allowing determining distinctive traits of the Australian respondents. For example, the latter use offline methods for sharing and receive rather than distribute content to a higher extent in comparison to the global group of respondents. Furthermore, Australian respondents also have slightly less predominance of male sharers.

Department/s

  • Department of Sociology of Law
  • Lund University Internet Institute (LUii)
  • Centre for Work, Technology and Social Change (WTS)

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

1-15

Publication/Series

Journal of World Intellectual Property

Volume

17

Issue

1-2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Law and Society
  • Information Systems, Social aspects

Keywords

  • intellectual property
  • parallel norms
  • copyright
  • file-sharing
  • Australia.
  • online piracy

Status

Published

Project

  • Legal Challenges in a Digital Context

Research group

  • Cybernorms

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1747-1796