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In this book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us.
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Of course, as the earlier chapters on lawmaking make clear, such an approach is unlikely. Fought over by vested interests, bounced between House and Senate and committees competing for jurisdiction, and even tied up with international treaties and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, this ended up “long, internally inconsistent, difficult even for copyright experts to parse and harder still to explain.
Litman continues with an account of the “copyright wars” of the last few years — over mp3s, Napster, DeCSS, and various systems linking television and the Internet.
Recommended Citation Litman, Jessica D. So Digital Copyrightby a law professor highly regarded in the area, is an important and timely publication. Copyright has overtaken censorship as the hottest topic online, but it is often poorly understood — as Litman puts it, “copyright law questions can make delightful cocktail-party small talk, but copyright law answers tend to make eyes glaze over everywhere”. Skip to main content.
This paperback edition includes an afterword that comments on later developments, such as the end of digitao Napster story, the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing, the escalation of a full-fledged copyright war, the filing of lawsuits against thousands of individuals, and the June Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case. There has been a piecemeal repeal of the “first dgital doctrine, which allowed the purchaser of a work to sell, loan, lease, or display it without the copyright owner’s permission.
Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? This paperback edition includes an afterword that comments on recent developments, such as the end of the Napster story, the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing, the escalation of a full-fledged copyright war, the filing of lawsuits against thousands of individuals, and the June Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case.
More importantly, it seeks for the first time to impose liability on ordinary citizens for violation of provisions that they have no reason to suspect are part of the law, and to make noncommercial and noninfringing behavior illegal on the theory that that will help to prevent piracy. No eBook available Amazon.
In Digital Copyright Jessica Litman has produced a clear and concise introduction to United States copyright law, covering its history and its interaction with the new technologies of the Internet. The efforts to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media and new upstarts.
Copyright Law in the Digital Millennium. Account Options Sign in. Litman’s approach is non-technical, with the more involved details and the references to statute and caselaw in endnotes to each chapter. Selected pages Title Page.
In this enlightening and well-argued book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Copyright has changed from being a “bargain” between public and author to a “a system of economic incentives”. The longest chapter, “Copyright and Compromise”, then recounts the history of copyright lawmaking from the beginning of the twentieth century down to the copyright statute.
She argues for reforms that reflect common sense and the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactions. The first imagines how we or a hypothetical benevolent despot might go about revising copyright law for the information age. The Lehman group’s Green and White papers proposed that loading something into RAM require the copyright owner’s express permission and that transmissions be deemed public performances or displays — and employed the familiar device of arguing that these rights were already granted by existing law.
But popular failure to understand copyright law is not new: Incopyright lobbyists succeeded divital 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 and new upstarts.
There is lirman a nice separation between chapters dealing with basic ideas, which are largely relevant world-wide, and others covering the details of lawmaking, which could be skipped by those less interested in the US political process.
One of the arguments of the Lehman working group was that full exploitation of the NII could only diggital with strong copyright protection.
“Digital Copyright” by Jessica D. Litman
Litman’s critique exposes the copyright law as an incoherent patchwork. What are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society?
The Art of Making Copyright Laws. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Should liman interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law? Digital Copyright Jessica Litman Snippet view – Professor Litman’s work stands out as well-researched, doctrinally solid, and always piercingly well-written. The last two chapters offer some suggestions for the future. Common terms and phrases 1st sess 2d sess amendments ASCAP authors bargain broadcast Bruce Lehman cable circumvention Commerce Committee commercial compulsory license conferences Cong Congress consumer electronics content owners copyright infringement copyright law copyright lawyers Copyright Office copyright owners copyright protection copyright revision copyright rules copyright statute current copyright DeCSS Digital Millennium Copyright cophright DMCA draft enacted exclusive rights exemption fair Grokster Hearings on H.