Progress against the law

  title={Progress against the law},
  author={S. Leonard},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={281 - 305}
  • S. Leonard
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cultural Studies
  • The medium of Japanese animation is a powerhouse in the world of alternative entertainment. Proselytization by fans ignited the anime movement in America, despite Japanese copyright holders’ abandonment of the American market. This historical and cultural analysis demonstrates that fans’ continual infringement of copyright between 1976 and 1993 spurred the progress of commerce and the arts. Introducing the concept of cultural sinks, this analysis explains these phenomena in terms of demand… CONTINUE READING
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