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Google RulesThe History and Future of Copyright Under the Influence of Google$
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Joanne Elizabeth Gray

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190072070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190072070.001.0001

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A Brief History of Digital Copyright and Google

A Brief History of Digital Copyright and Google

Politics, Ideologies, and Agendas

(p.1) 1 A Brief History of Digital Copyright and Google
Google Rules

Joanne Elizabeth Gray

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides important contextual information for understanding the influence of Google on copyright law and practice. It introduces the central objectives that define copyright law including both public and private interests. It provides a brief history of digital copyright politics, including the dominant interests and ideologies. This chapter also outlines Google’s origins and core business activities, search and advertising, as well as the reasons why Google is a unique force in the history of copyright.

Keywords:   digital copyright politics, Google, internet law, public interest, neoliberalism

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