The death and transfiguration of copyright? Throwing light on the history of the mutation of copyright in the digital age

The history of copyright has been marked by the confrontation of two models, one founded on private property and the other on social contract. The expansion of new information technology and communication has exacerbated this antagonism in the context of industrialization, commercialization and growing globalization in the cultural sector. The economic protection of works continues to gain ground today. In reaction to this, the temptation to socialize authors' rights expresses the growth in the power of consumers.