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    The dysfunctional relationship between copyright and cultural diversity

    Macmillan, Fiona (2007) The dysfunctional relationship between copyright and cultural diversity. Quaderns del CAC 27 , pp. 101-110. ISSN 1138-9761.

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    This article argues that copyright’s commodification of creativity has established a structure enabling the domination of cultural output by multinational media and entertainment corporations. The consequences of this are cultural filtering, homogenisation of cultural products, loss of the public domain, and failure of the development process. Thus, the international copyright system poses a direct, but apparently unacknowledged, threat to the aims of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity. The article concludes by calling for a more realistic approach in the Convention to the relationship between copyright and cultural diversity


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 14:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:49


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