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Copyright's Paradox

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Providing a vital economic incentive for much of society's music, art, and literature, copyright is widely considered "the engine of free expression"--but it is also used to stifle news reporting, political commentary, historical scholarship, and even artistic expression. In Copyright'sParadox, Neil Weinstock Netanel explores the tensions between copyright law and free spe ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Mike Ehlers
Great book on the connection between copyright and free speech. I enjoyed this book better than Free Culture, but then I read this book first. It has a more narrow focus, and the writing is more legalistic. Netanel raises excellent concerns about censorship, and how the ongoing tension between copyright and the First Amendment is swinging out of balance. His suggetions at the end of the book struck me as well thought out. A good book for anyone interested in the First Amendment.
Surfing Moose
Opened my eyes as to how copyright can be used as a form of censorship and am glad I read the book. My only complaint and the 3 star rating, too dry for my taste. The one of the only thing I like this dry is a martini. Ah fair use there.
Vito Camarretta
Interesting perspective about the controversial copyright laws (particularly for public speech, journalism and literature) and its difficult "conciliation" with First Amendment of USA Constitution.
Catherine Siemann
Smart and well-researched, this book takes on the clash between copyright and freedom of speech, and the distortion of copyright's original purpose.
Mark Flowers
Read this book. I can't even write about copyright without getting ridiculously angry, so just . . . read this book.
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