And 3 craft an entertaining exposition deserves no less than 4 stars The history of copyright legislation in the United States is kind of fascinating but this feels very outdated now published in 2001 The writing is a little rough as the other is very very repetitious without needing to be A discussion of copyright issues in the digital era This is a very ood but depressing book Of special interest is the way Littman describes the point of view of the other side I m presuming you are primarily a consumer way Littman describes the point of view of the other side I m presuming you are primarily a consumer 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 I Was A Stranger googling on copyright issues for information I read the second edition from 2006 Only difference is there s a new afterward The view on computers and technology are slightly dated because so much has changed but technically the copyright law hasn t so it s still pretty accurate especially in dealing with ethical issues the historical treatment and functioning as a snapshot of that eraThe afterward is clearly from a different era and a new afterward today would bereatly helpful Just keep tacking them on p More like 25 First half is pretty
Good But Second Half but second half extremely tedious The upshot is that copyright law particularly DMCA has not real discernible policy rationale It s just a bunch of deals and sausage making among industry interests. Mers and copyright protected works be overned 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. ,
Ical views it s hard to come away from this book feeling anything other than Despair And Disgust Towards The American Political and disgust towards the American political 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 is that it was assembled from previously published articles and tends towards repetition of key passage 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 which copyright laws have been made for the past century and a critiue of the follies it s led us to Maybe a little too technical at some points but Litman does make a point through this book Copyright for Creative Industries is important as it concerns artists consumers and the industries themselvesHowever the laws that oversee this issues in the United States have failed to integrate these three roups and their interests within a comprehensible useful and productive legal frameworkThere is a conflict of interests in Copyright and it is damaging the next The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States generation of artists and creators beyond repair Will we find a way toet to middle round A fantastic foray into the complexities of copyright law in the 21st century Litman writes with 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. 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.
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Language How The Law Evolvedhow the law evolved the point where it is today throwing bonds over creative efforts and weighing down intellectual productivity with absurd rules that never made sense in any eraLitman patiently explores details and does not oversimplify but her account moves along engagingly The process that led to abominations such as anti circumvention laws are based in horse trading over the decades by rich established
industries trying to ward off challenges from innovators A lot has happenedtrying to ward off challenges from innovators A lot has happened this book s publication but the history and principles she offers are still highly relevant The two stars are rather misleading as I thought that reading 200 pages on copyright law would make me shoot myself in the brain Yes it is boring Super boring at points But Litman 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 for a normal book two stars For a book on copyright law 4 stars This is an important and detailed introduction to the current legal issues with Copyright I personally didn t like Litman s collouial style but its definitely much accessible that most other texts in this enre A terrific little Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth general audiences book on how copyright lawets made and the follies of the Napster era process Regardless of your polit. In 1998 copyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts 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 as MP3com and NapsterTheeneral public is used to thinking of copyright if it thinks of it at al.