Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal by Stefan Larsson

By Stefan Larsson

Stefan Larsson's Conceptions within the Code makes an important contribution to sociolegal research, representing a important contribution to conceptual metaphor concept. via employing the case of copyright in a electronic context it explains the function that metaphor performs while the legislations is facing technological switch, exhibiting either conceptual path-dependence in addition to what's known 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 family. additional, via an research of the idea that of "copy" in copyright in addition to the metaphorical conflict of defining the BitTorrent web site "The Pirate Bay" within the Swedish court docket case with its founders, Larsson exhibits the old and embodied dependence of electronic phenomena in legislation, and thereby how normative points of the resource notion additionally stains the objective domain.
The booklet additionally attracts from empirical reports on dossier sharing and historic 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 reckoning 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 enormous facts and the oft-praised "openness" of electronic innovation.

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