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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 invaluable contribution to conceptual metaphor conception. by way of employing the case of copyright in a electronic context it explains the function that metaphor performs whilst the legislations is facing technological switch, 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 reports 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 watch over onto a brand new set of electronic social kin. additional, via an research of the concept 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 historic and embodied dependence of electronic phenomena in legislations, and thereby how normative facets of the resource thought additionally stains the objective domain.
The ebook additionally attracts from empirical reports on dossier sharing and ancient expressions of the conceptualisation of legislations, 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 mess of latest socio-digital phenomena as well as copyright and dossier sharing, together with huge facts and the oft-praised "openness" of electronic innovation.

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