Creative Copyrighting for the Cyberworld: Some Models and Solutions


  • Sæmund Fiskvik Copyright Coach, Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE), former Director General for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI-Norway) and the Norwegian Grammy, Norway



Copyright, Cyberspace, Legislation, Streaming, and Anti-piracy


In this paper I suggest some models and solutions, which may be held to be unfounded in traditional legislation. I question the principle that all copyright provisions should be neutral from a technological point of view, and I address whether there should be particular copyright rules for Cyberspace partly distinctive from those in the physical world. I note that compulsory licensing in some ways may be better for rights-holders than exclusive rights, and I suggest that it would be relevant to regard streaming as rather similar to broadcasting.

The paper recommends that the ISPs/Telecoms should pay copyright revenues for their services; the content providers pay for their license, and the Telecoms should pay for their on-line distribution of non-licensed copyright-protected works.

On identifying operational priorities for CMOs (Copyright Management Organizations), especially among the third world countries, I underline the importance of developing huge databases, including both metadata and ripped recordings, combined with automatic tracking technology.


How to Cite

Fiskvik, Sæmund. 2014. “Creative Copyrighting for the Cyberworld: Some Models and Solutions”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 3 (-):14-35.



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