dialectical thoughts on technology, copyright law and works in digital environment
library of putian university, putian351100
〔abstract〕there is a unity of opposites between technology, copyright law and works in digital environment. on one hand, the character of public good in works is sharply increased while public抯 cost of using works is sharply decreased under the development of technology, on the other hand, through the application of technology, public抯 cost of using works is increased and the character of private good in works is increased .copyright law抯 goals just to ensure the works in digital environment not be a pure public good and the copyright owner抯 benefit be higher than the cost through legal identification of technologically protective measures and copyright抯 further expansion, so as to inspirit work抯 creation and communication, and promote social knowledge and progress. the legislation of copyright in digital environment should be based on maintaining balance between public and copyright owner, and implement the principle of technological neutrality.
〔keywords〕technologycopyright lawworkdigital environment