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A musing on the philosophy of copyright and the nature of culture, presented mainly as a dialogue among students.

In this philosophical book, the author's debut, a fictional dialogue blends with essay-style authorial comment to develop the theory of so-called Authoright, a copyright alternative that requires full attribution of a work's original creator but allows for unlim
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Paperback, 143 pages
Published February 28th 2014 by Total Knowledge
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Anatoly Volynets Ok, I'll try to answer. There are quite a number of points, all are important. Here are some:
1. Without copyright authors can sell their work to as ma…more
Ok, I'll try to answer. There are quite a number of points, all are important. Here are some:
1. Without copyright authors can sell their work to as many publishers as they want.
2. Without copyright all books can be re-published by any publisher, which creates tough competition.
3. Copyright law imposes material features on spiritual "things" which makes no good to just anyone, including publishers.
4. In order to govern culture right way we need to realize the specifics of its nature and try not to impose real estate governing laws on it.
5. Cultural phenomena in their "behaviour" are much similar to people but not to material things.
6. Culture is synonymous to certain extent to: creativity, humanity, freedom, dialogue. Or, better say, these faces of culture can be inferred one from another.
7. Author analyzes in detail three different scenarios of governing culture: Self-tuning model, Copyright model, and Authoright (built according very nature of culture) model.(less)
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Daniel
Apr 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: business, non-fiction
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 0.5 out of 5.0

Author Anatoly Volynets waxes on his thoughts on a preferred means of 'protection' for works of art, claiming that copyright hinders art (which in turn hinders the advancement of culture) and serves only large corporations that can publish (or deny the publishing of) the art.

There are so many things wrong with this book that it is difficult to know where to begin.

I'll start with the fact that I am immediately distru
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Wanda C
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book offers insight to a perspective of authorship, copyright, and more, and the impact all have on our economy and our culture. The author presents concepts using a dialog among other people (first graders and their teacher) followed up by his take away from the conversations. One does not have to support or disagree with the opinions/perspective of the author because the ideas he offers opens the reader's mind to additional insights, possibilities, or a new way of promoting or defending o ...more
Elaine Olshanetsky
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am glad I read Culture vs. Copyright. Even thought I can’t entirely say I agree with the writer (I don’t necessarily disagree either, I just have not done enough thinking on the subject), I think this is an excellent conversation to have, and an excellent way to start it.

To cast doubt on a practice that seems to be universally accepted and taken for granted is not a small win. And that’s exactly what the writer does. The book is deep, beautiful in its intricate thoughts, but at the same time
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Amy
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
The author makes some interesting points in Culture vs. Copyright. Enjoyed the different view points. This book definitely is one made for a good discussion with others! And there's nothing better than a good discussion!! Thank you for allowing me to review your book.
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Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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Assignments are important, as they carry 25% to 40% of the total grade a student gets, depending on the university. If a student doesn't submit the assignment, he/she stands to lose about 40% of the total grade. Forum discussions and small group projects are also part of the assignment. These assignments are supposed to be made according to the rubric. The criteria have four important parts: accuracy, organization, writing style and thought. An assignment should have all these four criteria to s ...more
Ian yarington
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won this in the giveaways and I probably wouldn't have thought about reading otherwise. Not that it wasn't good, because I found it to well written and informative, it just wasn't a topic I thought I needed to be schooled about. With that said, it sure did school me, I learned a ton of little things that I just never really thought of. I understand the idea behind setting some of it in a conversation format but I feel like this dense of a topic could easily just be done normally.
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Anatoly Volynets
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my book. Well, it is known phenomenon that reading your own book never satisfies. Maybe. I can see some improvements possible. But the book is good. To this day I am amazed how I managed to pack it with so many ideas. And they all are clear. One may argue an author's idea is clear to one, inevitably. This is not so. Specifically when it comes to science, philosophy. That was not once when I read my own articles and had hard time to specifically determine what exactly was meant here or th ...more
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