About the Project
Edinburgh Napier University is looking for a PhD student able to conduct an original, in-depth investigation into the question of copyright and/or other types of information/intellectual property in the Global Network Society, using traditional research methodologies. You will be free to shape the research questions and methods according to your own academic background and interests. While a global perspective on this issue is important, you would be welcome to develop case studies, either of a specific country such as China, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, or the USA, and/or a specific technology, genre, or platform, e.g. film, pop music, games, ebooks, web content, social media, distributed ownership, production or methods.
A bachelor’s degree (at least a 2.1, but 2.2 considered) or master’s degree in a relevant subject in information/media/cultural studies, humanities or social sciences
English language requirement
IELTS score must be at least 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s policy are available online.
● Experience of fundamental research
● Competent in theoretical analysis
● Knowledge of global, societal
Duff, Alistair S. 2012. A Normative Theory of the Information Society. London: Routledge
Feather, John. 2016. The Information Society: a Study of Continuity and Change. London: Facet Publishing
Harkins, Paul. 2012. Extending the term: the Gowers Review and the campaign to increase the length of copyright in sound recordings. Popular Music and Society 35(5), pp. 629-649
Harkins, Paul. 2019. Digital Sampling: the Design and Use of Music Technologies. London: Routledge
Sellors, C. Paul. 2010. Film Authorship: Auteurs and Other Myths. London: Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press
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