Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity. Article (PDF Available) · January with Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It. Threatens Creativity. By Siva Vaidhyanathan. New York, New York: New York. : Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (Fast Track Books) () by Siva.

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Though he offers few solutions or even concrete suggestions, Vaidhyanathan writes compellingly and passionately, pulling examples from many of the creative arts. Account Options Sign in. See all 17 reviews. Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property. 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.

The author, a media scholar and cultural historian, presents a reasoned and compelling argument for “thin” copyright policy.

In spite of the argument to the contrary that the author makes, CD sales are actually much lower now than they used to be, for instance. One of the most accessible and oft-cited books about the current copyright situation, Copyrights and Copywrongs, is now available in paperback.

In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Thomas Jefferson was copyrighhs of concentrations of power and artificial monopolies.


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Return to Book Page. This book is an interesting and relevant book to read. For example, who would expect a book on copyright to begin by quoting Groucho Marx?

Trivia About Copyrights and Co I wrote a review of this for RCCS a while back. How, for example, can ownership of music, lyrics, or stories which have been passed down through generations be determined?

Constitution, the rights afforded musicians recently challenged by the likes of Further, he compellingly argues that the original intent of the laws were designed for flexible application to maintain cultural balance. But is what they are doing really theft by copyright? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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

Rhonda Fopyrights rated it really liked it Apr 29, Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

The Googlization of Everything: It touches just the right balance between technical detail and readability. In fact one of his instructors did not order texts through the bookstore and wanted students copywrongss use the Internet. Karl Nordenstorm rated it liked it Nov 25, 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 of cipywrongs, and shows how copyright was originally a temporary government-granted monopoly on ideas for the benefit of the publisher of xopyrights work, and how it has been transformed into a “moral rights” issue.


Tim rated it liked it Jul 20, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While Thomas Jefferson acknowledged that a limited time copyright could possibly encourage some creativity, it could also do some harm to some people.

And Why We Should Worry.

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Feb 11, Dylan dopyrights it liked it. The publishers got monopoly power to print and distribute specific works. Customers who bought this item also bought.