Copyright: Sacred Text, Technology, and the DMCA

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Kluwer Law International, 2003 - Law - 545 pages
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This anthology brings together over a dozen articles published by David Nimmer over the past decade regarding copyright, together with updated commentary weaving together the various threads running through them. The Unifying theme running through the work is the need to reconcile standards in order to protect that most ethereal creation of mankind: the written word. From that unique vantage pointy the discussion delves into the religious roots and sacred character of the act of creation. Religion and copyright are brought into resonance as issues from one field are deployed to illuminate those in the other. Given its culminating focus on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act this work of necessity drills deeply into current advances in technology, notably the dissemination of works over the internet. The religious perspective shines an unexpected light onto those issues as well.
  

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Contents

Brains and Other Paraphernalia of the Digital Age
5
INTERNATIONAL ROOTS
49
Nation Duration Violation Harmonization An International Copyright Proposal for the United States
53
Corcovado Renewals Second Coming or False Messiah?
91
The End of Copyright
101
WIPO TREATY TRIPTYCH
137
A Tale of Two Treaties
141
Time and Space
169
Adams and Bits Of Jewish Kings and Copyrights
217
An Odyssey Through Copyrights Vicarious Defenses
243
The Metamorphosis of Contract Into Expand
267
THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
325
Puzzles
329
A Riff on Fair Use
385
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
445
Back from the Future A Proleptic Review
519

Aus Der Neuen Welt
193
TRIUMVIRATE OF THE ANCIENTS
213
Thou Shalt Not Steal A Canon of Construction of Title 17?
537
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