Piracy in the Indian Film Industry

Piracy in the Indian Film Industry : Copyright and Cultural Consonance

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 338 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 22mm | 579.99g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1107065437
  • 9781107065437

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 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; Bibliography; Index.show more

About Arul George Scaria

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.show more