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By Jason Mazzone

ISBN-10: 0804760063

ISBN-13: 9780804760065

Highbrow estate legislation within the usa is at the verge of breakdown and desires to be reformed--but, in line with legislation professor Jason Mazzone, the writer of Copyfraud and different Abuses of highbrow estate Law, no longer for the explanations given through so much critics.

Most americans are accustomed to the issues of illicit downloading and stolen software program. yet during this compulsively readable e-book, Mazzone argues that those popular difficulties masks a better possibility to creativity and commerce--the ever-growing overreaching by way of publishers, manufacturers, artists and companies that declare more suitable possession rights than the legislation supplies them.

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

·Comics might be sued for making enjoyable of Barbie
·The Hells Angels cease creation of Hollywood video clips via charging misappropriation of images
·Major League Baseball pronounces it may well cease any person from even describing a baseball game
·Starbucks convinces consumers that they don't have the suitable to take pictures in espresso shops
·Electronic e-book and track vendors are stripping away the total notion of ownership
·Universities spend hundreds of thousands of bucks every year asking for permission to breed public area works via lengthy useless authors.

Mazzone indicates how growing to be abuse of highbrow estate legislations has been abetted by means of confusion, uncertain felony criteria, outdated legislation and monetary bullying--and he illustrates the pervasive price of those abuses.

Finally, he introduces particular measures through which we will medication those problems.

Erudite, excellent and accessible, Copyfraud and different Abuses of highbrow estate Law is a leap forward name that would swap without end how we glance at creativity, legislation and trade.

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