Research articles on Intellectual Property Rights

Law of the cloud: on the supremacy of the user interface over copyright law


Primavera De Filippi, Research and Studies Center of Administrative Science (CERSA/CNRS), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
PUBLISHED ON: 18 Jul 2013 DOI: 10.14763/2013.3.175

The provisions of copyright law can potentially be bypassed by cloud computing applications whose interface is designed to regulate the access, use and reuse of online content.

Fooling the user? Modding in the video game industry


Merlin Münch, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
PUBLISHED ON: 19 Jun 2013 DOI: 10.14763/2013.2.139

Over the years, the video game industry has grown into one of the largest, most profitable entertainment industries in the world. Originality and innovation - instead of fueling competition and guaranteeing a diverse market - are regarded by many as risky ventures. Some would even argue that innovation in the industry is not really innovative at

Enforcement vs. access: wrestling with intellectual property on the internet


Sebastian Haunss, University of Bremen
PUBLISHED ON: 03 Jun 2013 DOI: 10.14763/2013.2.132

The last years have seen a growing politicisation of intellectual property issues, especially those relative to the internet. Sebastian Haunss assesses the current state of the policy field and draws attention to three parallel processes, which structure the future development of intellectual property policies related to the internet: the growing