The Politics of Online Copyright Enforcement in the EU

Access and Control

  • Trisha Meyer

Part of the Information Technology and Global Governance book series (ITGG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Trisha Meyer
    Pages 1-37
  3. Trisha Meyer
    Pages 39-123
  4. Trisha Meyer
    Pages 165-204
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-346

About this book


This book provides insight into the intense conflict and stalemate of online copyright enforcement policy in the European Union. Building on the theory of political economy of communications and an in-depth empirical analysis of four policy initiatives, this study shows how online copyright enforcement serves as a battleground for debating the nature of knowledge and cultural creation and the role of Internet intermediaries in regulating the availability of creative content on the Internet. While copyright seeks to protect creative content, the Internet encourages widespread distribution, and consequently, engenders agency and hope for an alternative non-market based culture and democracy. This book raises concern about the proposed proactive role of Internet intermediaries. 


Internet European Politics HAPOPI online copyright copyright enforcement EU Digital Millennium Copyright Act Digital Economy Act Digital Single Market DMCA DRM Digital Rights Management Creative Content Google IPR ISP World Intellectual Property Organization Proportionality Piracy Takedown

Authors and affiliations

  • Trisha Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for European Studies and Vesalius CollegeVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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