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Intellectual property rights

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Issues on trial.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays debate the legality of videotaping television shows, media use of unpublished materials, the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, and distributing software intended for illegal file-sharing.
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737744897 0737744898
OCLC Number: 317921543
Description: 209 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: Home Videotaping Of Television Shows Does Not Violate Copyright Law: --
Case Overview: Sony Corporation of America v Universal City Studios (1984) --
1: Majority Opinion: Home taping of television shows is not an infringement of copyright / John Paul Stevens --
2: Dissenting Opinion: Home taping of television shows is a violation of copyright law / Harry Blackman --
3: Home taping of television shows is not fair use / Irwin Karp --
4: Supreme Court debated home taping of television shows at length / Jonathan Band and Andrew J McLaughlin --
5: Precedent set by Sony v Universal has resulted in illegal downloading / Marci Hamilton --
Chapter 2: News Media May Not Use Unpublished Material Without Permission: --
Case Overview: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc v Nation Enterprises (1985) --
1: Majority Opinion: Newsworthiness does not justify copyright violation / Sandra Day O'Connor --
2: Dissenting Opinion: Publication of the disputed material was fair use / William J Brennan --
3: Court protected commercial interests at the expense of free dissemination of facts / Slade Metcalf --
4: Right to free speech includes a right to choose where to speak / George F Will --
5: Fair use exemption to copyright depends on factors specific to each case / Jack Shafer --
Chapter 3: Copyright Term Extension Act Of 1998 Is Not Unconstitutional: --
Case Overview: Eldred v Ashcroft (2003) --
1: Majority Opinion: Congress has the authority to set the copyright term / Ruth Bader Ginsburg --
2: Dissenting Opinion: Copyright Term Extension Act is unconstitutional / Stephen Breyer --
3: Copyright Term Extension Act was opposed by scholars and libraries / Andrea L Foster --
4: Copyright Term Extension Act does not serve the purpose of copyright / David Bollier --
Chapter 4: Distributing Software Intended For Illegal File-Sharing Violates Copyright Law: --
Case Overview: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc v Grokster, Ltd (2005) --
1: Unanimous Opinion: Companies that encourage illegal file-sharing are liable for copyright infringement / David Souter --
2: File-sharing networks hurt artists and discourage the creation of new works / Richard K Armey --
3: Some artists believe file-sharing networks help them / Jonathan Krim --
4: Holding companies liable for users' copyright violations discourages Internet technology / Heather S Hall --
5: Grokster decision will not prevent the development of file-sharing technology / Pamela Samuelson --
Organizations to contact --
For further research --
Index.
Series Title: Issues on trial.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

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Essays debate the legality of videotaping television shows, media use of unpublished materials, the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, and distributing software intended for illegal file-sharing.

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