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Digital Copyright: Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internetby Jessica Litman
Synopses & Reviews
"Readers with an interest in doing business on the Internet, or in the specific issue of copyright, should not be without this book....[C]learly written and sensibly argued. A timely and very useful resource." Booklist
"Litman's argument that copyright laws are artificially stacked against emerging technologies is a persuasive one." Inside Magazine
Book News Annotation:
Litman (law, Wayne State U.) makes a forceful argument, written in clear English, for the imminent and current problems to be expected from the 1998 Copyright Law in the US, as well as other rulings leading up to it, that seek to limit free access to information on the Internet in favor of the companies that hold the copyright. She outlines the difficulties and inconsistencies within the law, and offers a revised version that would reform it.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this enlightening book, law professor Litman questions whether copyright laws really make sense for the majority of people. Should every interaction between consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law? Here she argues for reforms that reflect common sense and the way people behave in their daily digital interactions.
About the Author
JESSICA LITMAN (Ann Arbor, MI) is professor of law at Wayne State University and a widely recognized expert on copyright law.
Table of Contents
Copyright basics — The art of making copyright laws — Copyright and compromise — A thought experiment — Choosing metaphors — Copyright lawyers set out to colonize cyberspace — Creation and incentives — "Just say yes to licensing!" — The bargaining table — The copyright wars — Copyright law in the digital millennium — Revising copyright law for the information age — The copyright bargain.
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