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By Brad Sherman,Leanne Wiseman

Copyright isn't, as is usually suggestion, whatever that's periodically ‘extended’ to hide a brand new box or medium; particularly, copyright redefines itself at any time when its efficacy is challenged. whereas many elements have contributed to this method, the main constant has been the demanding situations created by means of new applied sciences. The contributing authors construct upon this perception to teach that copyright legislation is, and has continuously been, a creature of expertise. each one bankruptcy specializes in a selected expertise or workforce of applied sciences – images, telegraphy, the phonogram, radio, movie, the photocopier, the tape participant, tv, and laptop courses – emphasizing the alterations that every expertise instigated and the demanding situations and possibilities it created. possibly the main profound perception of this impressive ebook is the authors’ declare – ably supported in a sequence of fascinating chapters – that the way in which the legislation responds and reacts to new applied sciences is often mediated by way of the political, social, monetary, and cultural setting within which the interplay happens. for instance, those chapters describe and clarify how: statutory schemes of remuneration arose from mess ups to successfully police new varieties of piracy; continual litigation and lobbying via copyright vendors forces legislatures and courts to plot new legislation; content material (e.g., sports) generates new principles of entry to declares; and ‘fair copying’ (e.g., by way of libraries) is the mandatory exception that proves the guideline. in addition to supplying perception into the ways in which copyright legislation interacted with previous applied sciences once they have been new, the ebook additionally deals very important insights into difficulties and concerns presently confronting copyright legislations and coverage resembling the ideal scope of copyright and the relation among copyright and the general public curiosity. With the large views opened by way of those essays, teachers, practitioners and policymakers within the box will locate themselves good built to accommodate the issues that might unavoidably be created through applied sciences within the future.

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