The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783849523671
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This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

The Public Domain

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979963077
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In this insightful book you will discover the range wars of the new information age, which is today's battles dealing with intellectual property. Intellectual property rights marks the ground rules for information in today's society, including today's policies that are unbalanced and unspupported by any evidence. The public domain is vital to innovation as well as culture in the realm of material that is protected by property rights.

Theft

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535543675
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Theft: A History of Music: This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history. A neglected part of musical history. Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ's turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing - extensively borrowing - from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race - again and again, race - and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are. The history in this book runs from Plato to Blurred Lines and beyond. You will read about the Holy Roman Empire's attempts to standardize religious music using the first great musical technology (notation) and the inevitable backfire of that attempt. You will read about troubadours and church composers, swapping tunes (and remarkably profane lyrics), changing both religion and music in the process. You will see diatribes against jazz for corrupting musical culture, against rock and roll for breaching the color-line. You will learn about the lawsuits that, surprisingly, shaped rap. You will read the story of some of music's iconoclasts - from Handel and Beethoven to Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles, the British Invasion and Public Enemy. To understand this history fully, one has to roam wider still - into musical technologies from notation to the sample deck, aesthetics, the incentive systems that got musicians paid, and law's 250 year struggle to assimilate music, without destroying it in the process. Would jazz, soul or rock and roll be legal if they were reinvented today? We are not sure. Which as you will read, is profoundly worrying because today, more than ever, we need the arts. All of this makes up our story. It is assuredly not the only history of music. But it is definitely a part - and a fascinating part - of that history. We hope you like it.

Intellectual Property

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535598163
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Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society - Cases & Materials 3rd edition (2016). This Open Coursebook is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks-from logos to novels to drug formulae -and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights. It focuses on the three main forms of US federal intellectual property-trademark, copyright and patent, with a new chapter on Federal and state trade secret protection-but many of the ideas discussed here apply far beyond those legal areas and far beyond the law of the United States. The book is intended to be a textbook for the basic Intellectual Property class, but because it is an Open Coursebook, which can be freely edited, customized, copied and shared, it is also suitable for undergraduate classes, or for a business, library studies, communications or other graduate school class. A free downloadable version can be found at the Duke Center for the Study of the Public Domain website. Each chapter contains an clear introduction to the field, cases and secondary readings illustrating the structure and conflicts in the theory and doctrine of intellectual property, followed by questions to test the student's understanding. Every chapter is built around a set of problems or role-playing exercises involving the material. The problems range from a video of the Napster oral argument, with the students asked to take the place of the lawyers, to exercises counseling clients about how search engines and trademarks interact, to discussions of the First Amendment's application to Digital Rights Management or the Supreme Court's new rulings on gene patents. The readings include writers as diverse as John Locke, Mark Twain, Victor Hugo, Thomas Babington Macaulay and John Perry Barlow, former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. This edition is current as of August 2016. It includes discussions of such issues as the Redskins' trademark cancellation and the recent constitutional challenges to it, the Google Books case, the America Invents Act's changes to patent law, and the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act which created a new Federal trade secrecy cause of action. It is designed to be used with Boyle & Jenkins, Intellectual Property: Selected Statutes and Treaties, 2016 Edition, which is also available both as a freely downloadable Open Coursebook and a high quality, low-cost paperback. About the Authors James Boyle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the former Chairman of the Board of Creative Commons. His other books include The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind Jennifer Jenkins is Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School and the Director of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Her recent articles include In Ambiguous Battle: The Promise (and Pathos) of Public Domain Day, and Last Sale? Libraries' Rights in the Digital Age.

Die Gemeinfreiheit

Author: Alexander Peukert
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161517143
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English summary: Knowledge is in the public domain if it is not protected by intellectual property rights. This knowledge is owned by no one. Alexander Peukert develops a theory of the public domain, shows its functions in an open knowledge society and analyzes the legal foundations of the public domain in German and European private law. German description: Kunstwerke, Erfindungen, Designs und Produktbezeichnungen sind gemeinfrei, soweit sie nicht immaterialguterrechtlich geschutzt sind. Solche Guter gehoren niemandem. Jedermann hat die gleiche Freiheit, sie zu jedem legalen Zweck zu benutzen.Auf der Basis einer Geschichte des Begriffs aGemeinfreiheit erarbeitet Alexander Peukert die theoretischen Grundlagen des Rechtsgrundsatzes der Gemeinfreiheit. Er legt dar, welche Funktionen der Gemeinfreiheit in einer offenen Wissensgesellschaft zukommen. Schliesslich werden die verfahrens- und materiellrechtlichen Regelungen analysiert, in denen die Gemeinfreiheit ihren Niederschlag gefunden hat. Damit liegt erstmals eine Dogmatik der Gemeinfreiheit im deutschen und europaischen Privatrecht vor.

Die Gemeinfreiheit

Author: Alexander Peukert
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161517143
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English summary: Knowledge is in the public domain if it is not protected by intellectual property rights. This knowledge is owned by no one. Alexander Peukert develops a theory of the public domain, shows its functions in an open knowledge society and analyzes the legal foundations of the public domain in German and European private law. German description: Kunstwerke, Erfindungen, Designs und Produktbezeichnungen sind gemeinfrei, soweit sie nicht immaterialguterrechtlich geschutzt sind. Solche Guter gehoren niemandem. Jedermann hat die gleiche Freiheit, sie zu jedem legalen Zweck zu benutzen.Auf der Basis einer Geschichte des Begriffs aGemeinfreiheit erarbeitet Alexander Peukert die theoretischen Grundlagen des Rechtsgrundsatzes der Gemeinfreiheit. Er legt dar, welche Funktionen der Gemeinfreiheit in einer offenen Wissensgesellschaft zukommen. Schliesslich werden die verfahrens- und materiellrechtlichen Regelungen analysiert, in denen die Gemeinfreiheit ihren Niederschlag gefunden hat. Damit liegt erstmals eine Dogmatik der Gemeinfreiheit im deutschen und europaischen Privatrecht vor.

Backup

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641077265
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Leben als Sicherungskopie Die virtuelle Revolution hat ein Utopia erzeugt, in dem es keinen Tod und keine Krankheit mehr gibt – jeder kann seinen Geist abspeichern und ihn in einen neuen Körper laden. Doch es kommt vor, dass diese „Backups“ nicht immer dem neuesten Stand entsprechen und Menschen mit veralteten Daten im Kopf herumlaufen. Ein Umstand, den sich so manche kriminelle Organisation zunutze macht ...

Cypherpunks

Author: Julian Assange
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 359339913X
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Ein Gespräch über Freiheit und Internet

Der Feind aller

Author: Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104007276
Format: PDF
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Lange bevor es eine Charta der Menschenrechte und humanitäre Organisationen gab, definierten die Römer den Piraten als »Feind aller«, da ihm nicht mit dem üblichen Recht beizukommen war: Er ist kein Bürger eines Staates, er bewegt sich auf offener See, die niemandem gehört und wo keine Gesetze gelten, man kann nicht mit ihm verhandeln und er ist nicht mit einem Krieg zu besiegen. Bis heute stellt er eine immense Herausforderung an das Recht und die Politik dar. In seiner brillanten Studie zeichnet Daniel Heller-Roazen die Genealogie dieser Herausforderung von der Antike bis heute nach. Mit leichter, eleganter Hand beschreibt er, wie und warum der Pirat aus allen territorialen, politischen, kriegerischen und rechtlichen Kategorien herausfällt und wie er zu der zentralen zeitgenössischen Figur hat werden können, als die wir ihn heute erleben.