Perhaps you need to learn more about the music industry and the millions plowed into artists who many never actually make that money back because they are commercial flops. He is also the author of a seven volume treatise on U. Indeed, for all Patry's brilliant analysis of the distorting power of rhetoric, he himself falls prey to its seductions. Do not skip reading the introduction. No, not a single reference to that, no reference at all to my discussion of the issues.
I wonder how this will affect the ads here which seem mostly directed to Amazon. But having too much copyright protection can restrict this life enrichment. As an artist I have always been adamant that there should be enforceable laws regarding intangible property as there is with physical property. The quotes above rely on the most vivid of metaphor … in order to discredit what they describe, yet this is exactly what Patry spends much of the book accusing Big Content of doing. He seems to feel that copyright should serve the greater good, not necessarily serve the holders of copyright. This guy is leaves himself wide open.
In Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, William Patry lays bare how we got to where we are: a bloated, punitive legal regime that has strayed far from its modest, but important roots. Some apparently are willing to sacrifice the neediest in order to hold on to more than they already deserve. As for MusicNet there never was a service. House of Representatives in the early 1990s, where he participated in the elaboration of the copyright provisions of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. I was joking that this imprisonment was due to bad behavior by the copyright industry -- which, in fact, it actually is. What began as a benefit to the public has become a weapon, which not only undermines the incentive to create new works, but which sues new technologies out of existence.
Also may have to do a little tweaking on the programming here also. That was deliberate: I wanted this book to be about how we talk about copyright and the influence that plays in our thinking. Patry is an American lawyer specializing in copyright law. But in the meantime, these people are treating those on the other side of the war as the enemy. Copyright Office a statement in support of the treaty See. Rather, Patry's contribution is to focus on the importance of metaphors and rhetoric in the policy debates past and present surrounding copyright. Many thanks for your comments as an e-book seller, Dave.
Copyright is obviously a big issue today, with the internet making it easy for people to get just about anything at any time, if you just know where to look. Peculiarities of the law, the facts, the client and the lawyer mostly , make every case unique. When I was in Geneva two weeks ago, I gave a 16 minute video interview to Intellectual Property Watch, a Geneva-based publication. In Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams, Melise Blakeslee draws upon her extensive experience investigating and litigating internet-based legal problems to produce a unique and accessible book for any attorney advising a client on internet-related risks. Anyone interested in modern copyright debates needs to read it. A number of developing countries' positions were in their lack of meaningful support of the proposed treaty. Patry used to run an excellent blog, discussing various copyright topics, but unfortunately gave it up a few years ago, after he felt some of the copyright debates got too heated.
I think the metaphor is apt and helpful. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large although not exclusive role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. The paper seeks a re-conceptualization of the global digital divide debate. This fully revised and updated edition of Selling Rights includes: the need to deal with the use of orphan works, the entry of more countries into membership of the international copyright conventions and initiatives to tackle electronic piracy developments in the area of parallel importation practical advice on rights management systems and on more efficient ways to promote and submit titles to potential licensees developments in the licensing of translation rights coverage of collective licensing systems for the use of extracts from copyright works initiatives to make copyright works more accessible to the reading-impaired recent developments in e-publishing, such as the new e-readers, downloadable audiobooks, and the rise of the mobile phone important distinctions such as whether e-books constitute sales or licences. Well, talk about an opportunity to get in some serious lawyer-bashing. I'm not sure if the appeal of this book extends beyond copyright nerds, but it should.
China is so taken by the pirate argument its new laws in fact make provision for the death penalty of copyright violators. The last second review noted that I don't offer a prescription out of the current situation. See pages 9-10 of Moral Panics. This is the first methodology book to address not just why but also how to teach digital literacies in the English language classroom. The increasing barriers to content, although of diverse nature, all relate to some governance characteristics inherent in cyberspace, such as global spillover of local decisions, regulation through code or proliferation of self- and co-regulatory models. The record industry's failure to adapt to the next product, digital singles, was suicidal. The court of appeals reversed dismissal of the case by the trial judge.
The purpose of viewing copyright that way is again not to take sides, but rather to call for debating the issues on the merits. Any more incentive beyond the bare minimum needed to increase output Patry explains, is an immoral burden on society. House of Representatives in the early 1990s, where he participated in the elaboration of the copyright provisions of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. There is nothing to support the claims of losses by anyone in any industry. Rather than innovate, or adopt ways to capitalize on new technologies, the industry litigates, driving emerging technologies, like P2P file sharing, toward submission. Without going into too much detail on that history, here are some key points: · MusicNet was incubated at Real Networks which was its largest shareholder. The price is about what you would expect for a brand new hardback book.
Due to lack of interest we took it down. Instead, he tells the story of copyright in plain, thoughtful words, with much rigor and grace. Some artists agreed to offer their repertoire for download sales but not subscriptions and vice versa. Topics covered in this comprehensive text include: investigation techniques such as how to interpret email headers, global jurisdiction, investigation of counterfeiters, intellectual property, the problems of anonymity on the Internet, and preparation of complaints. This is an important book.
The statement is the most genuinely balanced and forward-looking U. He previously served as copyright counsel to the U. Most importantly, it's better written. The sixth edition of this authoritative handbook has been updated to include the changes which have taken place in technology, sales and distribution, and legislation in the United Kingdom and overseas, especially relating to web 2. This is the part of the debate that usually has me frothing at the chops, but Patry remains admirably calm as he carries this off, explaining in terms that anyone can understand the terrible violence that this kind of monopoly control does to our discourse, the arts, and competition and innovation. Had I wrote a prescriptive book, that's all people would have focused on, I feared. The War Moral Panics and The Copyright Wars details how, to prevent the public from revolting, copyright distributors overtook the copyright debate, casting themselves as artistic defenders and the public as immoral thieves and pirates.