Copyright Duration is an in-depth and insightful study on an important topic that will have a direct bearing on American cultural development in the 21st century. Focusing on the ramifications of the European Union's Term Directive concerning copyright expansion, authors Robert Bard and Lewis Kurlantzick analyze the economic and political issues surrounding the expansion of copyright protection in the U.S. Copyright protection provides the legal framework for the creation and exploitation of scholarly and artistic works, but it is often inadequate for meeting the conflicting demands of producers and consumers. Bard and Kurlantzick examine how lengthening copyright protection will affect this dynamic and offer a public policy framework for analyzing copyright issues. This book is unique in that it not only addresses the question of copyright expansion, but also uses the topic as a vehicle to discuss broader issues concerning copyright protection, such as the role of international considerations and the political and analytical defects of American copyright policy-making. An indispensable resource for those working on the legal aspects of copyright protection, it will also be of great value to anyone who produces or consumes intellectual or artistic works, including computer software, music, drama, art and film.
|Publisher:||Austin & Winfield Publishers, Incorporated|
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About the Author
Robert L. Bard is Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut. Lewis Kurlantzick is Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Legal Background chapter 3 The Problem(s) To Which Copyright Is A Response chapter 4 The Costs of Protection and the Asserted Costlessness of an Increase in Duration chapter 5 Equitable Considerations chapter 6 Extension Limited to European Union Works: Wealth Transfer chapter 7 Extension of Existing Terms-Retroactivity chapter 8 "Harmonization"—The Case for Uniformity Per Se chapter 9 The Balance of Payments chapter 10 An Extended Term and the Making of Copyright Policy chapter 11 Conclusion chapter 12 Bibliography chapter 13 Index