Progress against the law

@article{Leonard2005ProgressAT,
  title={Progress against the law},
  author={Sean Leonard},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={281 - 305}
}
  • Sean 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… Expand

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