Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox, Revised Edition

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Stanford University Press, Jun 19, 2003 - Law - 238 pages
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Paul Goldstein is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford University and is widely recognized as one of the country's leading authorities on intellectual property law. He is the author of a four-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law and a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, as well as two widely adopted law school texts on intellectual property. He has testified before congressional committees dealing with intellectual property matters and has been an invited expert at international governmental meetings on copyright issues. ---------- From eighteenth-century copyright law, to current-day copyright issues on the internet, to tomorrow's "celestial jukebox"--a digital repository of books, movies, and music available on demand--Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owners and users. One of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law, Goldstein offers an engaging, readable, and intelligent analysis of the effect of copyright on American politics, economy, and culture. Goldstein presents and analyzes key legal battles, including Supreme Court decisions on home taping and 2 Live Crew's contested sampling of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman." In this revised edition, the author expands the discussion to cover electronic media, including an examination of recent Napster litigation, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the vexed Secure Digital Music Initiative, under which record companies attempted to develop effective encryption standards for their products.
  

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Review: Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox

User Review  - Pierre Lauzon - Goodreads

I remember a television advertisement of long ago when a traveler comes into a dusty motel in a desert area. He asks the clerk "what kind of movies do you have?" The clerk answers "every movie ever ... Read full review

Review: Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox

User Review  - Sandi - Goodreads

This is a really good thorough explanation of the evolution of copyright law in the US, with a few detours to Europe and speculations about international implications. Some of the cases get a bit ... Read full review

Contents

The Metaphysics of Copyright
1
The History of an Idea
29
Fifty Dollars to Collect Ten
63
Private Copies
105
The Two Cultures of Copyright
135
The Answer to the Machine Is in the Machine
163
The Celestial Jukebox
187
Notes
217
Index
231
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Paul Goldstein is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford University and is widely recognized as one of the country's leading authorities on intellectual property law. He is the author of a four-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law and a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, as well as two widely adopted law school texts on intellectual property. He has testified before congressional committees dealing with intellectual property matters and has been an invited expert at international governmental meetings on copyright issues.

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