Digital Copyright Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet (DOWNLOAD)
Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt jMore like 25 First half is pretty good but second half is extremely tedious The upshot is that copyright law particularly DMCA has not real discernible policy rationale It sust a bunch of deals and sausage making among industry interests A fantastic foray into the complexities of copyright law in the 21st century litman writes law in the 21st century Litman writes an enviable clarity despite the sometimes baffling subject matter Any author who can 1 provide coherent explanation of copyright law 2 acknowledge the limitations of such an inuiry and 3 craft an entertaining exposition deserves no less than 4 stars The two stars are rather misleading as I thought that reading *200 pages on copyright law would make me *pages on copyright law would make me myself in the brain Yes it is boring Super boring at points But In 1998 copyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws greatly expanding copyright owners' control over individuals' private uses of their works The efforts to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media such as major "record labels and motion picture studios and upstart Internet companies such "labels and motion picture studios and upstart Internet companies such MP3com and NapsterThe general public is used to thinking of copyright if it thinks of it at al.Itman brings up excellent points about copyright and fair use and sort of makes me all feisty at the "way copyright law has become so all encompassing and terrible in the past decade So "copyright law has become so all encompassing and terrible in the past decade So a normal book two stars For a book on copyright law 4 stars A discussion of copyright issues in the digital era This is a very good but depressing book
Of special interest is the way Littman describes the point of view ofspecial interest is the way Littman describes the point of view of other side I m presuming you are primarily a consumer of copyrighted works and not a content company or a lawyer who represents same and the reasons why the process which creates copyright legislation almost always neglects the consumer ie the readerwatcherlisteneretc Try googling on copyright issues for information A terrific little general au. L as marginal and arcane and it hasn't paid much attention as legislation to expand copyright moved through Congress But copyright law is central to our society's information policy and affects what we can read view hear use or learnIn this enlightening and well argued book law professor Jessica Litman uestions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us Should every interaction between ordinary consu. ,
CHARACTERS Digital Copyright Protecting Intellectual Property on the InternetDiences book on how copyright law gets made and the follies of the Napster era process Regardless of your political views
It S Hard To Comes hard to come from this book feeling anything the Napster era process Regardless of your political views it s hard to come away from this book feeling anything than despair and disgust towards the American political processLitman s a sharp eyed analyst and critic and always readable The only flaw of this book is that it was assembled from previously published articles and tends towards repetition of key passage This seems to be a flaw of short academic books in particular for some reason perhaps to make minimum page countNonetheless Digital Copyright is a uick and entertaining read not an "ELUCIDATION OF THE LAW BUT OF THE PROCESS BY "of the law but of the process by copyright laws have been made for the past century and a critiue of the follies it s led us Mers and copyright protected works be governed by laws drafted without ordinary consumers in mind Is it practical to enforce such laws or expect consumers to obey them Most important what are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society Litman's critiue exposes the 1998 copyright law as an incoherent patchwork She argues for reforms that reflect common sense and the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactionsfront fl. .