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Nove informacijske tehnologije i pitanje intelektualnog vlasništva


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Buljan, Iva. (2014). Nove informacijske tehnologije i pitanje intelektualnog vlasništva. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Lažnjak, Jasminka].

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This paper addresses the issue of intellectual property in information society using the concept of digital dilemma. It also addresses the implications of intellectual property in information society/knowledge society. We first present emergence of new information technologies and their characteristics emphasizing their innovations in relation to previous media. Digital dilemma is a concept used to describe the issue of intellectual property in information age. New information infrastructure offers great possibilities regarding access to information, but easy access is also the cause of many technological, economical and social problems. With its commercialization and integration into everyday life, the information infrastructure has run headlong into intellectual property law which causes many issues regarding public and private access and also issues concerning distribution of digital content. In this context we deal with the phenomena of online piracy that has become very widespread and resilient practice. Main characteristic of new information society include creation, distribution, sharing, accessibility and manipulation of information and knowledge and they represent the base of new economy. Since new economy is produced and reproduced mainly by using new information technologies, their regulation is of crucial importance. Intellectual property represents the main mechanism of control in information society, therefore its impact is omnipresent. Regulation of intellectual property in information society has important implications that include the economic impact of intellectual property in digital environment, impact on cultural domain and questions regarding access to online content (information, simbolic goods, ect.). Regulating information access is one of the main sources of conflict in modern society and it involves two counter concepts – the concept of open access which emphasizes ideas and knowledge as public good, and the focus is on access to information, freedom, sharing and the social importance of knowledge, and the concept of restricted access that emphasizes the need to limit free access. This raises the question which model of access is better suited for information societies, model of open and free access or model of restricted access, and it also raises the question weather intellectual property rights still represent a necessity.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: intellectual property, new information technologies, knowledge society, open access
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Lažnjak, Jasminka
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 11:43
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 11:43

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