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Download full-text PDF. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It. Threatens Creativity. By Siva Vaidhyanathan. Copyrights and Copywrongs has ratings and 16 reviews. Siva Vaidhyanathan Be the first to ask a question about Copyrights and Copywrongs. VAIDHYANATHAN, Siva. Copyrights and copywrongs: the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity. New York: New York University;

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In the end, it is worth reading if you are interested in a short but fairly detailed outline of copyright law in the US. Once they get what they want there, they lobby the U.

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Reviewed by Tim Brooks One of the most accessible and oft-cited books about the current copyright situation, Copyrights and Copywrongs, is now available in paperback. The author, a media scholar and cultural historian, presents a reasoned and compelling argument for “thin” copyright policy. Kelly rated it liked it Mar 08, Even politics and parody have been attacked.

Jul 15, Julie rated it it was amazing. I wrote a review of this for RCCS a while back. Ryan rated it liked it Apr 30, Peter rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Groucho made his film, but in the half century since the lawyers have not gone away.

I learned more from this book than I thought possible. Mikael Pawlo rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Full of info and whatever. In spite of the argument to the contrary that the author makes, CD sales are actually much lower now than they used to be, for instance.

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Now publishers of directories are arguing that facts themselves can be copyrighted, and want Congress to pass a bill protecting the facts they have gathered. In the feature story, Vaidhyanathan lauded librarians vairhyanathan being “on the front lines of copyright battles” and for being “the custodians of our information and cultural commons.

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

Groucho replied with a ridiculous plot in which brother Chico was living in a Grecian urn on the outskirts of the city. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property. Questions of legitimacy–of what constitutes “intellectual property” or “fair use,” and of how to locate a precise moment Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. He argues persuasively that in its current punitive, highly restrictive form, American copyright law hinders cultural production, thereby contributing to the poverty of civic culture.

Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property.

A fairly good overview of the history of copyright arguments in the U. In African-based cultures, borrowing from and building upon earlier cultural expressions is not considered a legal trespass, vaidhyanatgan a tribute. Common terms ans phrases African American album 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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The book begins with a reasonably concise summary of copyright principles and evolution during the 18 th and 19 th centuries. The Summer ccopywrongs Martha Graham.

There are even racial overtones it seems. Colin rated it really liked it Sep 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

They, and their corporate employers, have become ever more aggressive in seizing parts of the public domain, restricting fair use, forbidding derivative works and limiting parody. It makes a decent if incomplete case though. He argues persuasively that in its current punitive, highly restrictive form, American copyright law hinders cultural production, thereby contributing to the poverty of civic culture.

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