• Morten Ogstrup Nielsen
6. sem, Bachelor i Biblioteks- og informationsvidenskab
Inspired by the massive media coverage of and the numerous protests against the
international treaty ACTA and the proposed U.S. bills SOPA and PIPA in early 2012, this
paper seeks to evaluate why these legislations give rise to such controversy. It does so
by identifying and analyzing the societal circumstances and the respective parties of
the conflict, in order to acquire a more exact understanding of the crucial points of the
controversy, which are then subject to further analysis and discussion. It is concluded
that ACTA, SOPA and PIPA provokes strong reactions due to their interference with
basic democratic freedoms on the internet, and by complicating the copyright
legislation, which already seems to be out of tune with the way culture is produced
and consumed in a digital age. Furthermore they do so with a relatively narrow
commercial interest, rather than in serving society as a whole, which only adds to the
Udgivelsesdato24 maj 2012
Antal sider47
Udgivende institutionIVA


  • Ophavsret, Informationsetik, ACTA, SOPA, PIPA, Kulturpolitik