Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law by Jason Mazzone PDF

By Jason Mazzone

ISBN-10: 0804760063

ISBN-13: 9780804760065

Highbrow estate legislations within the usa is at the verge of breakdown and wishes to be reformed--but, in line with legislation professor Jason Mazzone, the writer of Copyfraud and different Abuses of highbrow estate Law, now not for the explanations given through such a lot critics.

Most americans are accustomed to the issues of illicit downloading and stolen software program. yet during this compulsively readable booklet, Mazzone argues that those ordinary difficulties masks a better chance to creativity and commerce--the ever-growing overreaching through publishers, manufacturers, artists and companies that declare more desirable possession rights than the legislation offers them.

As Mazzone argues, anything is inaccurate in a society where:

·Comics may be sued for making enjoyable of Barbie
·The Hells Angels cease creation of Hollywood video clips via charging misappropriation of images
·Major League Baseball declares it could possibly cease any person from even describing a baseball game
·Starbucks convinces consumers that they don't have the precise to take photographs in espresso shops
·Electronic publication and song vendors are stripping away the whole proposal of ownership
·Universities spend thousands of greenbacks every year asking for permission to breed public area works through lengthy useless authors.

Mazzone exhibits how starting to be abuse of highbrow estate legislation has been abetted by way of confusion, doubtful criminal criteria, outdated legislations and fiscal bullying--and he illustrates the pervasive fee of those abuses.

Finally, he introduces particular measures in which we will treatment those problems.

Erudite, miraculous and accessible, Copyfraud and different Abuses of highbrow estate Law is a leap forward name that would switch perpetually how we glance at creativity, legislations and trade.

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