The DMCA Rulemaking and Digital Legal Vernaculars
Keywords: DMCA, vernacular, law, rhetoric, rulemaking
AbstractIn this paper, I examine at the DMCA rulemaking as a venue for the development and exhibition of vernacular legal expertise. a process by which everyday people—those outside of legal and lawmaking roles—gain legal knowledge in specific areas. The DMCA rulemaking process is a venue for individuals to collaboratively share and shape their vision for a fairer intellectual property regime. However, the rulemaking process also reveals a complicated vision of digital citizenship, where individuals argue for rights that are linked to a U.S. framework while simultaneously envisioning themselves as sovereign digital citizens.
How to Cite
Conti, O. G. (2016). The DMCA Rulemaking and Digital Legal Vernaculars. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 6. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v6i0.9031