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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Sports Television Broadcasting and the Challenge of Live-streaming
Sports Television Broadcasting and the Challenge of Live-Streaming
Matthew David Andrew Kirton Peter Millward
Introduction

As the affordances of developing technologies are appropriated and realized we often see how emergent practices challenge, disrupt and even outmode established social, economic, political and cultural arrangements. Such disruption has been particularly well illustrated since the mid-1990s, when emergent practices of free online content reproduction and circulation presented some significant challenges to established arrangements for the commercial production and circulation of various kinds of ‘content’. The challenge of free online content reproduction and circulation is now being experienced in a range of industries, including those broadcasting industries with which sport ...

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