Can Permissionless Blockchains be Regulated and Resolve Some of the Problems of Copyright Law?

Guido Noto La Diega, James Stacey

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Abstract

After a brief introduction on general regulatory issues in the blockchain, this chapter explores the impact of the blockchain on copyright. They argue that the more the blockchain becomes widespread, the more lawmakers develop an interest in regulating it. Most existing regulations, policies, and case law take a top-down approach and focus on Bitcoin and, therefore, on fraud and money laundering. A more participatory and holistic approach would be more suitable. Indeed, it is important to involve all the stakeholders and keep in mind all the potential socio-legal issues if one wants to ensure that the blockchain unleashes its full potential and benefits all the players involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlockchain and Web 3.0
Subtitle of host publicationSocial, Economic, and Technological Challenge
EditorsMassimo Ragnedda, Giuseppe Destefanis
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter3
Pages30-47
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429029530
ISBN (Print)9780367139841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society
PublisherTaylor & Francis

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