Copyright Reform: Taking Pirate Party and Green Party as Examples

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Author: Wang, Linlin
Copyright law affects every single person in this world. With the development of computer technique, the dominant copyright system, which formed for print age is now out of date. Copyright reform is urgently needed. This article attempts to provide a political and economic background of current copyright law in terms of its international development. Using Marxist political economy theory to analyze specific movements in the development of copyright law this argument highlights the importance of the evolving relationship between authors and publishers as a key aspect of the social injustices of the current system. This background provides the context to compare the copyright reform polices of the Pirate Party and the Green Party and question whether existing efforts are enough for copyright reform and whether copyright reform will succeed.
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