The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide

The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide

by William S. Strong
     
 

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As copyright issues grow more complicated, this guide to U.S. copyright law becomes ever more indispensable. The fifth edition has been updated to include recent judicial and legislative decisions concerning copyright and the debates surrounding publication on the Web and other new media. What continue to distinguish the book are the author's common sense and his

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As copyright issues grow more complicated, this guide to U.S. copyright law becomes ever more indispensable. The fifth edition has been updated to include recent judicial and legislative decisions concerning copyright and the debates surrounding publication on the Web and other new media. What continue to distinguish the book are the author's common sense and his ability to express complex issues and judicial decisions in language that the lay reader can understand and even enjoy.

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Booknews
Updated from the 1984 edition to include the US Supreme Court's decision on work-for-hire, new statutes on software protection, and the US acceptance of the Berne Convention. Detailed and clear text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
PSP Bulletin - Myer Kurtz
Mr. Strong, a named partner at a general practice Boston law firm, Kotin,Crabtree & Strong, writes in plain English and with verve. When the impulse seizes him, he unabashedly calls out judicial decisions that he disagrees with, and he does so cogently and without rancor. He's a pleasure to read, particularly by the non-lawyers to who his publishers say this book is written for, although I suspect that even knowledgeable lawyers would gain something from the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262194198
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/09/1999
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Praise for previous editions

"An unsurpassable practical how-to-do-it guide." — Law Books in Review

"Written from the viewpoint of the creator of a work, this eloquent book provides comprehensive information concerning copyright law, supported by citations of relevant cases and the author's own dry wit." — Bloomsbury Review

"By far the best source available for the layman." — Educational Technology

"A welcome guide to all who must fish in these troubled waters." — Louis Auchincloss

Kenneth D. Crews
With this fresh and updated edition, William Strong continues to meet the enormous challenge of surveying much of copyright law in a single volume. In the process, he shares his provocative views about the growth of the law and the sometimes awkward handling of copyright dilemmas in Congress and the courts. This book offers practical insights about copyright law and sets the stage for many healthy debates from fair use to technological growth.

Meet the Author

William S. Strong is a Partner at Kotin, Crabtree, and Strong, LLP,Boston, and a leading authority on copyright and trademark issues.

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