Stefan Larsson's Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal PDF

By Stefan Larsson

Stefan Larsson's Conceptions within the Code makes an important contribution to sociolegal research, representing a precious contribution to conceptual metaphor idea. through utilizing the case of copyright in a electronic context it explains the function that metaphor performs whilst the legislation is facing technological swap, exhibiting either conceptual path-dependence in addition to what's referred to as non-legislative advancements within the law.
The total research attracts from conceptual stories of "property" in highbrow estate. through the use of Karl Renner's account of estate, Larsson demonstrates how the valuables regime of copyright is the projection of an older regime of regulate onto a brand new set of electronic social family. additional, via an research of the idea 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 ancient and embodied dependence of electronic phenomena in legislations, and thereby how normative elements of the resource notion additionally stains the objective domain.
The booklet additionally attracts from empirical reviews on dossier sharing and historic expressions of the conceptualisation of legislations, revealing either the cultural bias of either dossier sharing and legislation. additionally legislations is thereby proven to be principally counting on metaphors and embodiment to be reified and understood. The contribution is proper for the conceptual and regulatory struggles of a large number of latest socio-digital phenomena as well as copyright and dossier sharing, together with immense info and the oft-praised "openness" of electronic innovation.

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