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What a load of muck. The author, a media scholar and cultural historian, presents a reasoned and compelling argument for “thin” copyright policy.

Among other things, this could shut down most of discography. Creativity is inherently rewarding. Other editions – View all Copyrights and Copywrongs: Thomas Jefferson was suspicious co;ywrongs concentrations of power and artificial monopolies. Siva attempts to make relatively simple suggestions for fixing our complex, arcane system of protecting intellectual property rights.

Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity

Interesting take on copyright for the 21st century lots of food copyyrights thought. How, for example, can ownership of music, lyrics, or stories which have been passed down through generations be determined? Siva Vaidhyanathan is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin, but he tackles the subject in a way that is both informative and entertaining.

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It is highly recommended. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Vaidyanathan, a professor at the School of Information Studies of the University of Wisconsin and frequent NPR commentator, details the specious ideological evolution of copyright from copywrogns set of loose policies intended to encourage cultural expression into a form of property law now codified in the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act of that functions as a seal on creative works.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Matt Donahue rated it liked copywrkngs Jul 15, Read more Read less. Where the first copyrights were there to penalize publishers and not the public, now copyright has essentially criminalize everything, including the public. August 1, Sold by: Upon close examination, strict legal guidelines prove insensitive to the diverse forms of cultural expression prevalent in the United States, and reveal much about the racialized cultural values which permeate our system of laws.

Kelly rated it liked it Mar 08, Bringing to light the republican principles behind cophwrongs copyright laws as well as 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.

Books by Siva Vaidhyanathan. Through a combination of copyright laws, contract law and technological controls, Vaidyanathan asserts that corporate control over the use of software, digital music, images, films, books and academic materials. The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it From other research on the web on this issue, I keep seeing over and over that without copyright protection, people wouldn’t have incentive to create. Common terms and phrases African American colywrongs American authors American copyright law Apple argued artists authorship Banzhaf Ben-Hur Biograph blues British called Circuit Court claim common law Congress copy Copyright Act copyright protection copyright system court ruled created creativity culture D.

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Copyright, Copysrongs asserts, is policy, not property. Colin rated it really liked it Sep 28, The Secret of the Old Clock: The book is surprisingly entertaining, as Vaidyanathan deftly weaves a wide array of episodes from popular culture into a cogent examination of both the creative process and the laws and commercial interests that process dovetails with, then closes with a synthesis and a stern warning for the digital age.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Full of info and whatever. The argument is compelling. The Summer without Martha Graham. 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. This book is simply the best on the subject to date, and it should receive widespread attention. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: It touches just the right balance between technical detail and readability.