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Piracy in the Indian Film Industry
Copyright and Cultural Consonance


  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107065437

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  • Piracy in the Indian Film Industry: Copyright and Cultural Consonance sheds light on how copyright law works at the grassroots level in India, by exploring the social, cultural, historical, legal and economic dimensions of piracy in one of the biggest copyright-based industries: the Indian film industry. Based on extensive fieldwork, this book provides novel and insightful findings on the complexity and diversity of perceptions regarding piracy within Indian society. The bottom-up approach to analysis adopted in the book elucidates how local factors influence copyright enforcement and the book proposes a mix of positive and negative incentives to increase the voluntary compliance of copyright law in India.

    • Provides a comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural evolution of copyright law in India
    • Includes detailed data from an empirical survey conducted as part of the study, and includes the questionnaire used in the empirical survey
    • Contains suggestions for legal and policy reforms in the area of copyright law in India
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107065437
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Piracy and the Indian film industry
    3. Copyright law in India: a historical, cultural and legal analysis
    4. Copyright piracy and consumers: insights from an empirical survey
    5. In search of optimal legal and policy options
    6. Conclusion
    Appendix 1. Detailed description of the methodology used in the study
    Appendix 2. Questionnaire used for the empirical survey
    Appendix 3. Tables

  • Author

    Arul George Scaria, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Arul George Scaria is a postdoctoral researcher at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. He completed his doctoral studies at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI), Munich. He has previously worked as a CSIR-NIF Fellow at the National Innovation Foundation India and also practised as a lawyer in the High Court of Kerala, India.

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