Regulating Content on Social Media

Copyright, Terms of Service and Technological Features

by Corinne Tan

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Book Description

How are users influenced by social media platforms when they generate content, and does this influence affect users' compliance with copyright laws?

These are pressing questions in today's internet age, and Regulating Content on Social Media answers them by analysing how the behaviours of social media users are regulated from a copyright perspective. Corinne Tan, an internet governance specialist, compares copyright laws on selected social media platforms, namely Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia, with other regulatory factors such as the terms of service and the technological features of each platform. This comparison enables her to explore how each platform affects the role copyright laws play in securing compliance from their users. Through a case study detailing the content generative activities undertaken by a hypothetical user named Jane Doe, as well as drawing from empirical studies, the book argues that - in spite of copyright's purported regulation of certain behaviours - users are 'nudged' by the social media platforms themselves to behave in ways that may be inconsistent with copyright laws.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Regulating Content on Social Media ebook for free in PDF format (26.0 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Scope of study and a day in the life of Jane Doe
 
Chapter 2
Regulation by copyright laws
 
Chapter 3
Application of the terms of service
 
Chapter 4
Influence of the technological features
 
Chapter 5
How the terms of service and technological features affect copyright's regulation of content-generative behaviours
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
UCL Press
Published
2018
Pages
280
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781787351738
ISBN10
1787351734
ISBN13 Digital
9781787351714
ISBN10 Digital
1787351718
PDF Size
26.0 MB
License
CC BY

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