Copyright: Cases and Materials

By Jane C. Ginsburg, Robert A. Gorman, and R. Anthony Reese

{Foundation Press, 8th ed. 2011}

Fall 2011

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Professor Jane C. Ginsburg and her co-authors have added new cases, excerpts, and textual material in the 8th edition of Copyright: Cases and Materials, including analysis of issues arising in an era of rapidly evolving information technology.

This latest edition addresses new developments in rights concerning online and digital activities, the first-sale doctrine, and the constitutionality of restoring copyright in foreign intellectual property, among other issues. It also includes an updated and revised chapter examining fair use both in the digital age and in more traditional copyright contexts.

The book, which offers questions and problems aimed at generating classroom discussion, also devotes significant attention to the issue of secondary liability and safe harbors for internet service providers.

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On September 08, 2013 at 10:44 AM, EssaysWriters wrote:

Copyright is made even more complex by how original work is posted on the Internet. When I see interesting postings that my students maybe should read, can I copy it to my Blackboard for online or on ground classes? Well, some say no; some say yes. I am confused also by the fact that a great deal of Internet content has buttons all over it (just like this one!) to send it to LinkedIn, Facebook, skywriting by small aircraft,etc. So, it would seem that some author wants maximum distribution--right? So, what is the difference if I tap the button to forward it to LinkedIn or to my Blackboard learning space (as long as I send it in its entirety with all author attributions). I have even been the good citizen and tried to contact the source of Internet content only to get no answer in all but one instance where the answer was yes; use the material in class. I think the violations should be limited to putting one's own name on the work and selling it as original work. That is fraud and for that you should spend some time in small dark spaces. But, if someone posts work on the Internet and then puts on the buttons for twitter, tweet, LinkedIn, Facebook and whatever else; then gee doesn't that sound like public domain? You can go crazy trying to stay within the law and protect intellectual property. If my book is sold in a legal market transaction then what do I care who ends up with the book or who quotes from it; I have been paid. Do I want my name cited sure; but, I also want people to use the material I published since that is why I published the material in the first place

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