Copyright s Highway

Author: Paul Goldstein
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804747486
Format: PDF, ePub
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A copyright expert traces the 300-year history of copyright, explains the concepts and rationale behind the idea of intellectual property rights, highlights noteworthy legal battles, and examines some of the issues now being debated in the courts, libraries, publishing and recording industries, and legislatures, in the wake of changing technology.

Copyright Law in the Digital Society

Author: Tanya Aplin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847310079
Format: PDF, ePub
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Multimedia technology is a key component of the Digital Society. This book comprehensively examines the extent to which copyright and database right protect multimedia works. It does so from the perspective of UK law, but with due attention being paid to EU law, international treaties and comparative developments in other jurisdictions, such as Australia and the U.S. The central argument of the book is that the copyright and database right regimes are, for the most part, flexible enough to meet the challenges presented by multimedia. As a result, it is neither necessary nor desirable to introduce separate copyright protection or sui generis protection for multimedia works. This important and original new work will be essential reading for any lawyer engaged in advising on IP matters relating to the new media industries, and scholars and students working in intellectual property and computer law.

Copyfight

Author: Blayne Haggart
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442614544
Format: PDF, Docs
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Blayne Haggart follows the WIPO treaties from negotiation to implementation from the perspective of three countries: the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Copyright s Highway

Author: Paul Goldstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781503609228
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Copyright's Highway, one of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law offers an engaging, readable, and intelligent analysis of the effect of copyright on American politics, economy, and culture. From eighteenth-century copyright law, to the "celestial jukebox," to the future of copyright issues in the digital age, Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owners and users. In this fully updated second edition, the author expands the discussion to cover the latest developments and shifts in copyright law for a new audience of scholars and students. This expanded edition introduces readers to present and future debates regarding copyright law and policy, including a new chapter on the technological shift in emphasis from producer to consumer and the legal shift from exclusive rights to exceptions and limitations to those rights. From with specific case studies on the recent Google Books case and Creative Commons. From Gutenberg to Google Books, Copyright's Highway, Second Edition provides a new generation with a concise and essential resource for the general reader and students of law. Praise for the first edition: "A clever and vibrant book that traces copyright history from the invention of the printing press through current challenges to copyright from new technologies . . . . Most compelling [on] multimedia technologies." Sabra Chartrand, The New York Times "This eminent authority writes with clarity, lucidity and a wry sense of humor about a subject whose complexities can be daunting." Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times "A wonderfully American tale of how law, literature, politics and megabucks intersect." William Petrocelli, San Francisco Chronicle

Digital Rights Management

Author: Christopher May
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Digital Rights Management examines the social context of new digital rights management (DRM) technologies in a lively and accessible style. It sets out the scope of DRMs in non-technical terms and then explores the shifts that DRM has produced within the regime of protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs). Focusing on the social norms around the protection of IPRs, it examines the music industry and software development sector to ask whether the protections established by DRM are legitimate and socially beneficial. Using these key examples to establish a more general argument, the books central conclusion is that rather than merely re-establishing threatened rights, the development of DRM has extended the rights of intellectual property owners, and that such an extension violates previous carefully balanced political compromises as regards the maintenance of the public domain. Places DRM in its political context Sets out the social impact of a new and important technology Accessible and clearly written for a non-technical audience