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Digital Copyright Jessica Litman No preview available – And we risk limiting the potential of new forms — what Litman calls “unbooks” — if we insist on applying law designed for old ones. She argues for reforms that reflect common sense and the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactions.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Copyright Law in the Digital Millennium.
The answer is “no”: Digital Copyright Jessica Litman Snippet view – In the absence of a benevolent despot or an overhaul of the legislative process, Litman suggests that copyright stakeholders may eventually come around: The efforts to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media and new upstarts.
The longest chapter, “Copyright and Compromise”, then recounts the history of copyright lawmaking from the beginning of the twentieth century down to the copyright statute. If we want to impose the same set of rules on film studios and high school students, Litman argues that we need to pay some attention to how the latter think — and what they want.
The last two chapters offer some suggestions for the future. Just Say Yes to Licensing. The Art of Making Copyright Laws.
In Digital Copyright Jessica Litman has produced a clear and concise introduction to United States copyright law, covering its history and its interaction with the new technologies of the Internet. The Lehman working group report also contained a whole section on education, urging a “just say yes to licensing” advertising and reeducation campaign. Unsurprisingly, the DMCA failed to resolve the issues raised by new technologies.
In this enlightening and well-argued book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. There has been a piecemeal repeal of the “first sale” doctrine, which allowed the purchaser of a work to sell, loan, lease, or display it without the copyright owner’s permission. With the “Information Superhighway” or “National Information Infrastructure” NII buzzwords in the early nineties, a working group was set up under Patent Commissioner Bruce Lehman to look at related intellectual property issues.
The first imagines how we or a hypothetical benevolent despot might go about revising copyright law for the information age. In any event, public rights — to read and to cite, and to access public domain information within protected works — would need to be made explicit, perhaps along with a Berne convention approach to protecting authorial integrity.
“Digital Copyright” by Jessica D. Litman
Central to her exegesis is a critique I wish I could be confident that copyright law would be the loser in such a fight. Litman breaks here for a thought experiment — if a member of the general public brought the act to a copyright lawyer, should she recommend it to them? She is clearly not optimistic about the effectiveness of political lobbying though there may be more hope for that outside the US. Description Incopyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws greatly expanding copyright owners’ control over individuals’ private uses of their works.
What are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society? Incopyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws greatly expanding copyright owners’ control over individuals’ private uses of their works.
Litman’s critique exposes the copyright law as an incoherent patchwork. This paperback edition includes an afterword that comments on recent developments, such as the end of the Napster story, the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing, the escalation of a full-fledged copyright war, the filing of lawsuits against thousands of individuals, and the June Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case.
Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law?
Of course, as the earlier chapters on lawmaking make clear, such an approach is unlikely. Litman’s analysis may be objective, but she is certainly not dispassionate — she states her own concerns up front: Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? She argues for reforms of the copyright law that reflect common sense and the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactions. No eBook available Amazon.
The jessicz to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media and new upstarts. Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet Copyrright of the arguments of the Lehman working group was that full exploitation of the NII could only happen with strong copyright protection. In fact, Litman argues, the range of quality material available on the Internet clearly demonstrates — and already demonstrated in — that other incentives exist for the production and publication of content.
In this book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted copyrigh lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us.
Litman law, Wayne State Univ. Litman’s approach is non-technical, with the more involved details and the references to statute and caselaw in endnotes to each chapter.
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Jessica Litman Snippet view – Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? My library Help Advanced Book Search.
What are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society?