Copyright

What Everyone Needs to Know

Neil Weinstock Netanel

Copyright

What Everyone Needs to Know

Neil Weinstock Netanel

ISBN:

9780199941162

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Paperback

Published:

6 Aug 2018

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Description

Copyright law was once an esoteric backwater, the special province of professional authors, publishers, and media companies. This is no longer the case. In the age of social media and cloud storage, we have become a copying and sharing culture. Much of our everyday communication, work, and entertainment now directly involves copyright law.

Copyright law and policy are ferociously contested. Record labels, movie studios, book publishers, newspapers, and many authors rage that those who share music, video, text, and images over the Internet are "stealing" their property. By contrast, copyright industry critics celebrate digital technology's potential to make the universe of movies, music, books, and art accessible anytime and anywhere - and to empower individuals the world over to express themselves by sharing and remixing those works.  These critics argue that excessive copyright enforcement threatens that promise and stifles creativity.

In Copyright: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Neil Netanel explains the concepts needed to understand the heated debates about copyright law and policy. He identifies the combatants, unpacks their arguments, and illuminates what is at stake in the debates over copyright's present and future.


KEY FEATURES

  • A concise introduction to the major issues and debates involving modern copyright law in the United States
  • Clarifies the definition and purpose of copyright, as well as ways in which the law has changed in recent years
  • Addresses recent controversies, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
  • Contains a discussion on potential future reforms or revisions of copyright law

Contents

Introduction

I.  The Battles over Copyright: Overview

II.  Copyright - What It Is and What It Is Not

III.  Why Have Copyright Law?

IV.  Fair Use

V.  Current Controversies

VI.  Copyright in the International Arena

VII.  "The Next Great Copyright Act": How Might Copyright Be Reformed?

Acknowledgements

Notes

Further Reading

Index

Authors

Neil Weinstock Netanel – Pete Kameron Endowed Chair in Law, UCLA School of Law