On authors' rights in cyberspace: Questioning the need for new international rules on authors' rights in cyberspace

Pamela Samuelson

Abstract


How will the availability of information over the Internet affect authors and their readers and publishers? Decisions over access to electronic information are being made on national and international levels with little regard for new technologies and their impact on new markets. New regulations may indeed only restrict access to information and impede the application of new technologies by authors and their audiences. Additionally, these legal solutions may only retard the development of more appropriate models for cyberspace.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v1i4.489



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