Copyright in a Global Information Economy

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This exciting new casebook explores the full range of Copyright Law topics —with an expert team of authors who examine Copyright Law's role in technology and international policy.

Coyright in a Global Informational Economy features:

  • thorough coverage of all important topics in domestic and international copyright law, including : the purpose and sources of copyright law, censorship and freedom of information,...
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Overview

This exciting new casebook explores the full range of Copyright Law topics —with an expert team of authors who examine Copyright Law's role in technology and international policy.

Coyright in a Global Informational Economy features:

  • thorough coverage of all important topics in domestic and international copyright law, including : the purpose and sources of copyright law, censorship and freedom of information, the effects of technology shifts on copyright protection, and litigation
  • integration of traditional theory and policy concerns as well as issues related to rapid technological change and the increasing globalization of Intellectual Property
  • clear and accessible writing as well as an easy-to-navigate organization and student-friendly format
  • coverage of longstanding cases as well as recent decisions, including: MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak on fixation of RAM copies; Tasini v. N.Y. Times ownership rights of the writer vs. the publisher; Eldred v. Rno on constitutionality of term extension; A&M Records v. Napster on fair use; and Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes on anti-circumvention provisions
  • a comprehensive Teacher's Manual providing sample syllabi and teaching suggestions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735556133
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 831

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Introduction to Copyright Law
1 The Purposes of Copyright Law 3
2 Copyright in Context: Past and Present 25
Pt. II The Subject Matter of Copyright Law
3 Authors, Writings, and Progress 63
4 Acquiring, Keeping, and Transferring Copyright 153
5 Protected Works and Boundary Problems 215
Pt. III Copyright Scope and Enforcement
6 The Statutory Rights of Copyright Owners 317
7 Another Limitation on Copyright: Fair Use 491
8 Technological Protections 573
9 State Law Theories of Protection, and Their Limits 605
10 The Copyright Infringement Lawsuit 679
Table of Cases 743
Table of Statutes and Other Laws 749
Table of Authorities 753
Index 759
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