Stefan Larsson's Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal PDF

By Stefan Larsson

Stefan Larsson's Conceptions within the Code makes an important contribution to sociolegal research, representing a helpful contribution to conceptual metaphor thought. via utilizing the case of copyright in a electronic context it explains the function that metaphor performs whilst the legislations is facing technological swap, showing either conceptual path-dependence in addition to what's referred to as non-legislative advancements within the law.
The total research attracts from conceptual reports of "property" in highbrow estate. through the use of Karl Renner's account of estate, Larsson demonstrates how the valuables regime of copyright is the projection of an older regime of keep watch over onto a brand new set of electronic social kin. extra, via an research of the idea that of "copy" in copyright in addition to the metaphorical conflict of defining the BitTorrent web site "The Pirate Bay" within the Swedish court docket case with its founders, Larsson exhibits the historic and embodied dependence of electronic phenomena in legislations, and thereby how normative points of the resource notion additionally stains the objective domain.
The e-book additionally attracts from empirical stories on dossier sharing and old expressions of the conceptualisation of legislations, revealing either the cultural bias of either dossier sharing and legislation. additionally legislation is thereby proven to be principally looking on metaphors and embodiment to be reified and understood. The contribution is appropriate for the conceptual and regulatory struggles of a mess of up to date socio-digital phenomena as well as copyright and dossier sharing, together with vast information and the oft-praised "openness" of electronic innovation.

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