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Moral panics and the copyright wars

Author: William F Patry
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Metaphors, moral panics, folk devils, Jack Valenti, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, predictable irrationality, and free market fundamentalism are a few of the topics covered in this lively, unflinching examination of the 'Copyright Wars': the pitched battles over new technology, business models, and most of all, consumers.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William F Patry
ISBN: 9780195385649 0195385640
OCLC Number: 302414668
Description: xxiv, 266 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: How the copyright wars are being fought and why --
The role of metaphors in understanding --
Metaphors and the law --
The mythical origins of copyright and three favorite copyright metaphors --
Property as social relationships --
Why classifying copyright as property is important in the copyright wars --
Moral panics, folk devils, and fear as a tactical weapon --
Copyright owners and moral panics --
How innovation occurs: creative destruction and disruptive technologies.
Responsibility: William Patry.
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Metaphors, moral panics, folk devils, Jack Valenti, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, predictable irrationality, and free market fundamentalism are a few of the topics covered in this lively, unflinching examination of the 'Copyright Wars': the pitched battles over new technology, business models, and most of all, consumers.

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A thought-provoking and highly readable book by one of America's top copyright scholars. Anyone interested in modern copyright debates needs to read it Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Read more...

 
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