COPYRIGHTS AND COPYWRONGS PDF

Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Family Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. His work has appeared on public radio, on CNN, BBC, and . 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; Siva Vaidhyanathan; ; Book; Published by: NYU Press; View.

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Tom rated it really liked it Feb 23, In African-based cultures, borrowing from and building upon earlier cultural expressions is not considered a legal trespass, but a tribute.

Open Preview See a Problem? Ideas, Expressions, and Democracy pp. May 13, Adam Ross rated it really liked it Shelves: Denise Linn rated it liked it Jun 03, Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

Upon close examination, strict legal guidelines prove insensitive to the diverse forms of cultural expression prevalent in the United States, and reveal much about the racialized cultural values which permeate our system of laws.

Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property.

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All books by Siva Vaidhyanathan. Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property. Kelly rated it liked it Mar 08, NYU Press- History – pages. 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. Jun 02, Vinicius Menezes rated it liked it.

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In the end, it is worth reading if you are interested in a copywrings but fairly detailed outline of copyright law in the US. 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.

Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model.

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

This was a captivating, important book, which I read as part of my ongoing research into modern copyright law, which now extends into the far corners of everything, transforming culture into commodity, creativity into control, the public domain into a vacant house, the destruction of fair use, and more. A scholarly, and not popular account, highly recommended on a very important subject. 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.

Might want anx skip the last bit where the death of copyright is predicted. Similarly, the oral transmission of culture, which has a centuries-old tradition within African American culture, is complicated by current copyright laws.

Copyrights and Copywrongs

Mikael Pawlo rated it it was amazing Jan 17, In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. Mark Twain and the History of Literary Copyright pp. 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.

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A fairly good overview of the history of copyright arguments in the U. American Music Challenges the Copyright Tradition pp. Tim rated it liked it Jul 20, The Summer without Martha Graham.

Fairly basic from my perspective, but a good introduction for someone who hasn’t studied copyright law. Caprice Benoit rated it really liked it Feb 09, A book that explains why have copyrights laws set in place Copyrightsand how they have been distorted in the US to actually disincentive creative enterprise Copywrongs.

Copyright, Vaidhyanathan asserts, is policy, not property. In African-based cultures, borrowing from and building upon earlier cultural expressions is not considered a legal trespass, but a tribute. It makes a decent if incomplete case though.