This article addresses the future of copyright law in cyberspace. It argues that the potential of cyberspace to decentralize the production and dissemination of knowledge requires adjusting copyright rules to serve the promise of decentralization and to facilitate participation in the production of knowledge. This argument is demonstrated through analysis of a reform proposal made by the Working Group on Intellectual Property of the Information Infrastructure Task Force. The article suggests an alternative approach to copyright reform that focuses on facilitating the social choices created by digital technology.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science