Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox

Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox

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by Paul Goldstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804747482

ISBN-13: 9780804747486

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Stanford University Press

From eighteenth-century copyright law, to current-day copyright issues on the internet, to tomorrow's "celestial jukebox"—a digital repository of books, movies, and music available on demand—Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owners and users. One of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property

Overview

From eighteenth-century copyright law, to current-day copyright issues on the internet, to tomorrow's "celestial jukebox"—a digital repository of books, movies, and music available on demand—Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owners and users. One of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law, Goldstein offers an engaging, readable, and intelligent analysis of the effect of copyright on American politics, economy, and culture.

Goldstein presents and analyzes key legal battles, including Supreme Court decisions on home taping and 2 Live Crew's contested sampling of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman." In this revised edition, the author expands the discussion to cover electronic media, including an examination of recent Napster litigation, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the vexed Secure Digital Music Initiative, under which record companies attempted to develop effective encryption standards for their products.

Praise for the first edition:

"A clever and vibrant book that traces copyright history from the invention of the printing press through current challenges to copyright from new technologies . . . . Most compelling [on] multimedia technologies."

—Sabra Chartrand, The New York Times

"This eminent authority writes with clarity, lucidity and a wry sense of humor about a subject whose complexities can be daunting."

—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

"A wonderfully American tale of how law, literature, politics and megabucks intersect."

—William Petrocelli, San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804747486
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Revised Edition
Edition description:
2
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Acknowledgments,
CHAPTER 1 - The Metaphysics of Copyright,
CHAPTER 2 - The History of an Idea,
CHAPTER 3 - Fifty Dollars to Collect Ten,
CHAPTER 4 - Private Copies,
CHAPTER 5 - The Two Cultures of Copyright,
CHAPTER 6 - "The Answer to the Machine Is in the Machine",
CHAPTER 7 - The Celestial Jukebox,
Notes,
Index,

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Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Move along. Not a story place. Nica if u r reading this u can post the HOH chapters here.