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Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet

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An edition of Digital Copyright (2001)

Digital Copyright

Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet

4th printing
  • 4.00 ·
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In 1998, copyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws greatly expanding copyright owners' control over individuals' private uses of their works. The efforts to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media, such as major record labels and motion picture studios, and upstart Internet companies, such as MP3.com and Napster.

The general public is used to thinking of copyright (if it thinks of it at all) as marginal and arcane, and it hasn't paid much attention as legislation to expand copyright moved through Congress. But copyright law is central to our society's information policy, and affects what we can read, view, hear, use, or learn.

In this enlightening and well-argued book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be governed by laws drafted without ordinary consumers in mind? Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? Most important, what are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society? Litman's critique exposes the 1998 copyright law as an incoherent patchwork. She argues for reforms that reflect common sense and the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactions.
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Published in

Amherst, N.Y., USA

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Copyright Date
2001

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
346.7304/82
Library of Congress
KF3030.1 .L58 2001, KF3030.1.L58 2001

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Format
Hardcover
Pagination
208 p. ;
Number of pages
208

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Open Library
OL24205203M
ISBN 10
1573928895
ISBN 13
9781573928892
LCCN
00045917
OCLC/WorldCat
807632465, 606486955
Amazon ID (ASIN)
1573928895
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Goodreads
381348

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You don’t need a detailed understanding of copyright law to read this book: a brief overview should give you enough to get by.
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