By Stefan Larsson

ISBN-10: 0190650389

ISBN-13: 9780190650384

Stefan Larsson's Conceptions within the Code makes an important contribution to sociolegal research, representing a worthwhile contribution to conceptual metaphor idea. by means of making use of the case of copyright in a electronic context it explains the function that metaphor performs whilst the legislation 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 experiences of "property" in highbrow estate. by utilizing Karl Renner's account of estate, Larsson demonstrates how the valuables regime of copyright is the projection of an older regime of keep an eye on onto a brand new set of electronic social kinfolk. additional, via an research of the concept that of "copy" in copyright in addition to the metaphorical conflict of defining the BitTorrent website "The Pirate Bay" within the Swedish court docket case with its founders, Larsson indicates the historic and embodied dependence of electronic phenomena in legislations, and thereby how normative points of the resource idea additionally stains the objective domain.
The publication additionally attracts from empirical experiences on dossier sharing and old expressions of the conceptualisation of legislation, revealing either the cultural bias of either dossier sharing and legislations. additionally legislations is thereby proven to be principally counting on metaphors and embodiment to be reified and understood. The contribution is appropriate for the conceptual and regulatory struggles of a large number of latest socio-digital phenomena as well as copyright and dossier sharing, together with mammoth facts and the oft-praised "openness" of electronic innovation.

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