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Well researched and thoughtfully presented, this is important for most academic and public libraries and essential reading for the library community. I know the thrill of creating. Tom rated it copyrightd liked it Feb 23, It’s cool too cause it’s got a t this book is a really interesting exploration of the history of copyright law.
I wrote a review of this for RCCS a while back. But creating things in and of itself is rewarding.
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The Late Age of Print: November 23, Copyrights and Copywrongs: This was a captivating, important book, which I read as part of my ongoing research into modern copyright law, which now extends into the far corners of everything, transforming culture into commodity, creativity into control, the public domain into a vacant house, the destruction of fair use, and more. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How long should rights survive?
Please try again later. In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model.
Congress arguing that they simply want U. In Copyrights and CopywrongsSiva Vaidhyanathan tracks the history of American copyright law through the 20th century, from Mark Twain’s vehement exhortations for “thick” copyright protection, to recent lawsuits regarding sampling in rap music and the “digital moment,” exemplified by the rise of Napster and MP3 technology.
The author, a media scholar and cultural historian, presents a reasoned and compelling argument for “thin” copyright policy.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I expected to like this book more than I did, as it is cited by a lot of authors I’ve been reading on the subject.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Though at times a bit dry and repetitive, Vaidhyanathan’s book surveys the history and development of copyright law and points out the gross lengths by which it has deviated from the original intent. Feb 11, Dylan rated it liked it.
Similarly, the oral transmission of culture, which has a centuries-old tradition within African American culture, is complicated by current copyright laws. Kelly rated copydights liked it Mar 08, Shopbop Designer Fashion Copywrlngs.
Copyright used to be of interest only to a gaggle of Hollywood lawyers, but with the advent of technologies like Napster, it has become an issue of major importance to many more. Bringing to light the republican principles behind original copyright laws as well copyriguts present-day imbalances and future possibilities for freer expression and artistic equity, this volume takes important strides towards unraveling the complex web of culture, law, race, and technology in today’s global marketplace.
However, the prose is at times repetitive, and for every passage where the author lets personality show through, there seems to be an offsetting, academically-dry passage.
Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity
Account Options Sign in. Interesting history of copyright in the US, with emphasis on the Constitutional directive that it support creativity.
Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. May 13, Adam Ross rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 18, s2artM rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 02, Vinicius Menezes rated it liked it.
Vaidhyanathan traces the evolution of copyright law, arguing that it has come to restrict creativity and enjoin cultural expression that arises outside of white American and European traditions.
The argument is compelling. The publishers got monopoly power to print and distribute specific works.
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However he is a child of the media, and obviously loves music, and many of his examples revolve around the music and film industries. But the author can’t be faulted for that, there have been some fairly big developments in the digital age of copyright since the book was written.
This book was helpful because it outlines the growth of copyright law from “Bloody” Mary Tudor all the way down beyond the Millennium Copyright Act ofand shows how copyright was originally This was a captivating, important book, which I read as part of my ongoing research into modern copyright law, which now extends into the far corners of everything, transforming culture into commodity, creativity into control, the public domain into a vacant house, the destruction of fair use, and more.
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