Amateur Media : Social, cultural and legal perspectives by Hunter, Dan; Lobato, Ramon; Richardson, Megan; Thomas,

By Hunter, Dan; Lobato, Ramon; Richardson, Megan; Thomas, Julian

The increase of internet 2.0 has driven the novice to the vanguard of public discourse, public coverage and media scholarship. commonly non-salaried, non-specialist and untrained in media creation, beginner manufacturers at the moment are obvious as key drivers of the inventive economic system. yet how do the actions of citizen newshounds, fan fiction writers and bed room musicians connect to longer traditions of extra-institutional media production?
This edited assortment offers a much-needed interdisciplinary contextualisation of novice media
before and after net 2.0. Surveying the institutional, monetary and felony building of the novice media manufacturer through a sequence of case reviews, it gains contributions from specialists within the fields of legislation, economics and media reports established within the united kingdom, Europe and Singapore. every one portion of the booklet encompasses a targeted case research on a specific subject, by way of extra items supplying extra research and statement. utilizing a rare array of case reviews and examples, from YouTube to on-line video games, from subtitling groups to fact television, the ebook is neither a party of novice construction nor a denunciation of the death media industries. fairly, this ebook provides a severe discussion throughout legislations and the arts, exploring the dynamic tensions and interdependencies among beginner artistic construction. This publication will attract either teachers and scholars of highbrow estate and media legislation, in addition to to students and scholars of economics, media, cultural and net experiences.

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4 Appreciating these laudable features of ACDC is not, however, at variance with equally appreciating the essential role played by the commercial sphere in making much of this content available. Perhaps most revealing in this connection, consider the fact that two of the most significant commercial internet behemoths – Facebook and YouTube – are also two of the largest ACDC sites. From this fact it is hard not to conclude that, as oxymoronic as it may sound, amateur work may be most bountifully produced in a supportive commercial milieu.

10 See Attorney-General for the United Kingdom v Heinemann Publisher Australia Pty Ltd and another (1987) 10 NSWLR 86, Kirby P at 169–70. 11 Although ultimately (after further appeal to the High Court) this was on the basis that the case, brought by the UK Attorney-General, entailed the adjudication of a foreign public law: See Attorney-General (UK) v Heinemann Publishers Australia Pty Ltd and Another (1988) 165 CLR 30. 50 up) on the Saturday Evening Post of 2 October 1920 and 21 February 1925.

6 Schering Chemicals Ltd v Falkman [1982] QB 1 (‘Schering Chemicals’). 7 Francome v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd [1984] 2 All ER 408 (‘Francome’). 8 Indeed Templeman LJ suggested that the second defendant’s (Mr Elstein’s) primary motivation was ‘to make money out of his dealing in confidential information’: Schering [1982] QB 1 at 40. 9 A. W. B. Simpson, ‘The Judges and the Vigilant State’ (1989) 4 Denning Law Journal 145. 10 See Attorney-General for the United Kingdom v Heinemann Publisher Australia Pty Ltd and another (1987) 10 NSWLR 86, Kirby P at 169–70.

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