COPYRIGHTS AND COPYWRONGS SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN PDF

Download full-text PDF. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It. Threatens Creativity. By Siva Vaidhyanathan. Copyrights and Copywrongs has ratings and 16 reviews. Siva Vaidhyanathan Be the first to ask a question about Copyrights and Copywrongs. VAIDHYANATHAN, Siva. Copyrights and copywrongs: the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity. New York: New York University;

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Paperbackpages. Might want to skip the last bit where the death of copyright is predicted. Fairly basic from my perspective, but a good introduction for someone who hasn’t studied copyright law. Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property. However, the prose is at times repetitive, and for every passage where the author lets personality show through, there seems to be an offsetting, academically-dry passage.

One of the most accessible and oft-cited books about the current copyright situation, Copyrights and Copywrongs, is now available in paperback. It’s cool too cause it’s got a t this book is a really interesting exploration of the history of copyright law. And whereas I am fairly well versed in the situations of the past decade, I was completely unaware of the goings-on in the 19th and early 20th-Centuries.

Questions of legitimacy–of what constitutes “intellectual property” or “fair use,” and of how to locate a precise moment Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. Cameron rated it liked it Jan 25, He replied that he was surprised that Warners claimed to own a name like Casablanca, since it had been attached to a certain Moroccan city for centuries.

But the author can’t be faulted for that, there have been some fairly big developments in the digital age of copyright since the book was written. How, for example, can ownership of music, lyrics, or stories which have been passed down through generations be determined? Embedded within conflicts over royalties and infringement are cultural values–about race, class, access, ownership, free speech, and democracy–which influence how rights are determined and enforced.

He argues persuasively that in its current punitive, highly restrictive form, American copyright law hinders cultural production, thereby contributing to the poverty of civic culture.

Denise Linn rated it liked it Jun 03, May 12, Miraese rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Things start falling apart in the final chapter on the digital age, but in part, that is because the book needs to be updated to reflect some of what has happened since its publication.

Bringing to light the republican principles behind original copyright laws as copyrightw as present-day imbalances and future possibilities for freer expression and artistic equity, this volume takes important strides towards unraveling the complex web of culture, law, race, and technology in today’s global marketplace.

Feb 11, Dylan rated it liked it. Embedded within conflicts over royalties and infringement are cultural values—about race, class, access, ownership, free speech, and democracy—which influence how rights are determined and enforced.

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Page 1 – The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. Then Marx pondered how the filmgoing audience could possibly confuse the Marx Brothers project with the widely successful Warner Brothers production. The Warner Brothers lawyers finally gave up.

Other editions – View all Copyrights and Copywrongs: He went on to ask how the Warners could call themselves brothers, since the Marx Brothers were brothers before they were. Ryan rated it liked it Apr 30, Tim rated it liked it Jul 20, I wrote a review of this for RCCS a while back.

Similarly, the oral transmission of culture, which has a centuries-old tradition within African American culture, is complicated by current copyright laws. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But is what they are doing really theft by copyright? Questions of legitimacy–of what constitutes “intellectual property” or “fair use,” and of how to locate a precise moment of cultural creation–have become enormously complicated in recent years, as advances in technology have exponentially increased the speed of cultural reproduction and dissemination.

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As a writer of a continuing series of archival and historical information that will never be published for public use, it is interesting to learn of so much of copyright law has stymied creativity where it could lead to the need to backpedal on what seems to be corporate control and legislative overreach.

Mark Twain and the History of Literary Copyright. In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model.

In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model. It is not at all clear that the evidence and histo A fairly good overview of the history of copyright arguments in the U.

Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity

There then are stories about skirmishes over early films, including those of D. Books by Siva Vaidhyanathan. The author, a media scholar and cultural historian, presents a reasoned and compelling argument for “thin” copyright policy.

Upon close examination, strict legal guidelines prove insensitive sivx the diverse forms of cultural vaidjyanathan prevalent in the United States, and reveal much about the racialized cultural values which permeate our system of laws. Trivia About Copyrights and Co It is highly recommended.

However he is a child of the media, and obviously loves music, and many of his examples revolve around the music and film industries. This book was helpful because it outlines the growth of copyright law from “Bloody” Mary Tudor all the way down beyond the Millennium Copyright Act ofand shows how copyright was originally a temporary government-granted monopoly on ideas for the benefit of the publisher of creative work, and how it has been transformed into vaidhyanathwn “moral rights” issue.

Henrique Antoun rated it liked it Dec 28, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Kelly rated it liked it Mar 08, Vaidhyanathan traces the evolution of copyright law, arguing that it has It is not at all clear that the evidence and histories the book presents support its underlying premise across the board.

Return to Book Page. Matt Donahue rated it liked it Jul 15, In the feature story, Vaidhyanathan lauded librarians for being “on the front lines of copyright battles” and for being “the custodians of our information and cultural commons.

Rhonda Fisher rated it really liked it Apr 29, Interesting take on copyright for the 21st century lots of food for thought.