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 priceless contribution to conceptual metaphor idea. by means of using the case of copyright in a electronic context it explains the position that metaphor performs whilst the legislation is facing technological switch, showing either conceptual path-dependence in addition to what's referred to as non-legislative advancements within the law.
The total research attracts from conceptual stories of "property" in highbrow estate. through the use of Karl Renner's account of estate, Larsson demonstrates how the valuables regime of copyright is the projection of an older regime of regulate 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 web site "The Pirate Bay" within the Swedish courtroom case with its founders, Larsson exhibits the ancient and embodied dependence of electronic phenomena in legislations, and thereby how normative facets of the resource notion additionally stains the objective domain.
The booklet additionally attracts from empirical stories on dossier sharing and old expressions of the conceptualisation of legislations, revealing either the cultural bias of either dossier sharing and legislations. additionally legislation is thereby proven to be principally looking on metaphors and embodiment to be reified and understood. The contribution is proper for the conceptual and regulatory struggles of a large number of latest socio-digital phenomena as well as copyright and dossier sharing, together with monstrous facts and the oft-praised "openness" of electronic innovation.

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