Copyright: Sacred Text, Technology, and the DMCA

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This anthology brings together over a dozen articles published by David Nimmer over the past decade regarding copyright, together with updated commentary weaving together the various threads running through them. The unifying theme running through the work is the need to reconcile standards in order to protect that most ethereal creation of mankind: the written word. From that unique vantage point the discussion delves into the religious roots and sacred character of the act of creation. Religion and copyright are brought into resonance as issues from one field are deployed to illuminate those in the other. Given its culminating focus on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act this work of necessity drills deeply into current advances in technology, notably the dissemination of works over the internet. The religious perspective shines an unexpected light onto those issues as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041188762
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International, BV
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Information Law Series
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Challenge of Technology 1
Ch. 1 Brains and Other Paraphernalia of the Digital Age 5
Pt. 2 International Roots 49
Ch. 2 Nation, Duration, Violation, Harmonization: An International Copyright Proposal for the United States 53
Ch. 3 Corcovado: Renewal's Second Coming or False Messiah? 91
Ch. 4 The End of Copyright 101
Pt. 3 WIPO Treaty Triptych 137
Ch. 5 A Tale of Two Treaties 141
Ch. 6 Time and Space 169
Ch. 7 Aus Der Neuen Welt 193
Pt. 4 Triumvirate of the Ancients 213
Ch. 8 Adams and Bits: Of Jewish Kings and Copyrights 217
Ch. 9 An Odyssey Through Copyright's Vicarious Defenses 243
Ch. 10 The Metamorphosis of Contract Into Expand 267
Pt. 5 The Digital Millenium Copyright Act 325
Ch. 11 Puzzles 329
Ch. 12 A Riff on Fair Use 385
Ch. 13 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine 445
Ch. 14 Back from the Future: A Proleptic Review 519
Coda: "Thou Shalt Not Steal": A Canon of Construction of Title 17? 537
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