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Copyrights and copywrongs : the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity

Author: Siva Vaidhyanathan
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. Embedded within conflicts over royalties and infringement are cultural values - about access, ownership, free speech, race, class, and democracy - which influence how rights are determined and enforced. Questions of legitimacy - of what constitutes "intellectual property" or "fair use," and of how to locate a precise moment of cultural creation - have become  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siva Vaidhyanathan
ISBN: 9780814788066 0814788068
OCLC Number: 46856111
Description: xi, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Copyright and American culture : ideas, expressions, and democracy --
Mark Twain and the history of literary copyright --
Celluloid copyright and derivative works, or, How to stop 12 monkeys with one chair --
Hep cats and copy cats : American music challenges the copyright tradition --
The digital moment : the end of copyright?
Responsibility: Siva Vaidhyanathan.
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