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Four Stories About Copyright Law And Appropriation Art, Matthew Rimmer Dec 1998

Four Stories About Copyright Law And Appropriation Art, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

This article considers copyright law and the art of appropriation in an Australian context. It tells four stories about Australian artists - Imants Tillers, Gordon Bennett, Juan Davila and Tracey Moffatt. The stories examine the postmodern critique of copyright law, indigenous copyright and self-determination, the introduction of moral rights, and copyright, photography and film. The article concludes that the work of such contemporary artists has practical implications for the reform of copyright law.


Legal-Ware: Contract And Copyright In The Digital Age, Michael J. Madison Dec 1998

Legal-Ware: Contract And Copyright In The Digital Age, Michael J. Madison

Michael J. Madison

ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, which enforced a "shrinkwrap" license for computer software, has encouraged the expansion of the shrinkwrap form beyond computer programs, forward, onto the Internet, and backward, toward such traditional works as books and magazines. Authors and publishers are using that case to advance norms of information use that exclude, practically and conceptually, a robust public domain and a meaningful doctrine of fair use. Contesting such efforts by focusing on the contractual nature of traditional shrinkwrap, by relying on market principles, on adhesion theory, on commercial law concepts of usage and custom, or on federal preemption doctrine, feeds …


Harmonization And The Goals Of Copyright: Property Rights Or Cultural Progress?, Kenneth D. Crews Oct 1998

Harmonization And The Goals Of Copyright: Property Rights Or Cultural Progress?, Kenneth D. Crews

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

No abstract provided.


Administrative Management And Enforcement Of Copyright In China, Chen Zhaokuan Oct 1998

Administrative Management And Enforcement Of Copyright In China, Chen Zhaokuan

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law

No abstract provided.


From Pirate King To Jungle King: Transformation Of Taiwan's Intellectual Property Protection, Andy Y. Sun Oct 1998

From Pirate King To Jungle King: Transformation Of Taiwan's Intellectual Property Protection, Andy Y. Sun

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Illuminating The Law Of Copyright: Holographic Data Storage Takes Intellectual Property To A New Dimension, Patti Burshtyn Oct 1998

Illuminating The Law Of Copyright: Holographic Data Storage Takes Intellectual Property To A New Dimension, Patti Burshtyn

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Educational Fair Use In Copyright: Reclaiming The Right To Photocopy Freely, Ann Bartow Aug 1998

Educational Fair Use In Copyright: Reclaiming The Right To Photocopy Freely, Ann Bartow

Ann Bartow

Copyright owners who are affirmatively engaged in diminishing the scope of educational fair use are overwhelmingly publishers, rather than authors. These publishers attack educational fair use in several different, somewhat internally inconsistent ways. First, they argue that fair use reduces the profitability of their publications, and thereby reduces monetary incentives to undertake the publication of new works. In this way they characterize educational fair use as a threat to the creation and dissemination of future works of scholarship, rather than an escape valve through which current knowledge embodied in prohibitively expensive books and periodicals can leak to the impoverished. Publishers …


Withdrawal Of The Reference: Rights, Rules, And Remedies For Unwelcomed Web-Linking, Walter A. Effross Jul 1998

Withdrawal Of The Reference: Rights, Rules, And Remedies For Unwelcomed Web-Linking, Walter A. Effross

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Folsom V. Marsh And Its Legacy, L. Ray Patterson Apr 1998

Folsom V. Marsh And Its Legacy, L. Ray Patterson

Scholarly Works

The fair use doctrine has become so important in American copyright law that it is somewhat surprising to learn that the case credited with creating it, Folsom v. Marsh, was so poorly reasoned that it may be entitled to first place in the category of bad copyright decisions. The case was a bill in equity for copyright piracy, the style of which comes from plaintiff, Folsom, Wells and Thurston, printers and publishers, and defendants, Marsh, Capen and Lyon, booksellers.

If one of the characteristics of a bad legal decision is that it gives rise to a myth as to what …


Feist Applied: Imagination Protects, But Perspiration Persists—The Bases Of Copyright Protection For Factual Compilations, Denise R. Polivy Mar 1998

Feist Applied: Imagination Protects, But Perspiration Persists—The Bases Of Copyright Protection For Factual Compilations, Denise R. Polivy

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Asserting Copyright's Democratic Principles In The Global Arena, Neil W. Netanel Mar 1998

Asserting Copyright's Democratic Principles In The Global Arena, Neil W. Netanel

Vanderbilt Law Review

In a seeming blink of an eye, international bodies applying international law have effectively become the arbiters of domestic copyright law. World Trade Organization ("WTO") dispute settlement panels may now determine whether a nation's copyright law comports with the newly adopted Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property ("TRIPS"),' and may authorize trade sanctions upon a finding of non-compliance. Of like import, the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") increasingly serves as a favored venue for copyright industry and user groups to further their legislative agendas. Recent WIPO treaties have accordingly set the tone for proposed domestic legislation designed …


Copyright Protection For Software, Ralph Oman Jan 1998

Copyright Protection For Software, Ralph Oman

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The United States blazed the trail in giving copyright protection for software. Until just recently, many other countries favored sui generis protection for software, but that argument was finally settled in GATT/TRIPs and last December's World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty.


"Gathering His Beames With A Christall Glass": The Intellectual Property Jurisprudence Of Stephen G. Breyer, Gordon R. Shea Jan 1998

"Gathering His Beames With A Christall Glass": The Intellectual Property Jurisprudence Of Stephen G. Breyer, Gordon R. Shea

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Focusing on Qualitex v. Jacobs Products, an opinion authored by Supreme Court Justice Breyer that extends trademark protection to colors, the Author examines Justice Breyer's attitude toward intellectual property law, how Justice Breyer's views were extended in Qualitex, and how Justice Breyer's views may affect intellectual property law in the future.


Legal-Ware: Contract And Copyright In The Digital Age, Michael J. Madison Jan 1998

Legal-Ware: Contract And Copyright In The Digital Age, Michael J. Madison

Fordham Law Review

No abstract provided.


Withdrawal Of The Reference: Rights, Rules, And Remedies For Unwelcomed Web-Linking, Walter Effross Jan 1998

Withdrawal Of The Reference: Rights, Rules, And Remedies For Unwelcomed Web-Linking, Walter Effross

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

No abstract provided.


Intellectual Property As Price Discrimination: Implications For Contract, Wendy J. Gordon Jan 1998

Intellectual Property As Price Discrimination: Implications For Contract, Wendy J. Gordon

Faculty Scholarship

As people become enamored with the possible benefits of allowing price discrimination in contracts for intellectual goods, they should realize that traditional intellectual property law works by fostering price discrimination among customers. This simple fact has implications for federal pre-emption, and is a reminder of the complexity of the economic issues involved. Increasing a seller's ability to price discriminate will often involve increasing his monopoly power, with dubious welfare effects.


On Commodifying Intangibles, Wendy J. Gordon, Sam Postbrief Jan 1998

On Commodifying Intangibles, Wendy J. Gordon, Sam Postbrief

Faculty Scholarship

It was made clear long ago that property and value are different things. Value exists. It is a fact. It can arise from law, and much of law aims at creating more value in the world. But value can also arise in spite of law (consider, for example, the fortunes that bootleggers made during the Roaring Twenties), or in law's interstices. When a particular value arises despite a lack of explicit legal protection, its possessors often ask courts or legislatures to give them a legal entitlement to preserve and further exploit that value. Typically the holders demand (1) a liberty …


Matthew Bender & (And) Co. V. West Publishing Co.: The End Of West's Legal Publishing Empire, Vito Petretti Jan 1998

Matthew Bender & (And) Co. V. West Publishing Co.: The End Of West's Legal Publishing Empire, Vito Petretti

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Year 2000 Hurdles And Controversies, Michael D. Schindler Jan 1998

Year 2000 Hurdles And Controversies, Michael D. Schindler

Cleveland State Law Review

This article examines the hurdles and controversies of the Year 2000 problem. First, some background on the "Millennium Bug" explains the nature of the problem, how to fix it, and what it will cost. Next, the article discusses recent Year 2000 litigation. Then the article suggests that companies should implement a legal strategy to avoid potential liability by performing a legal audit of the Year 2000 problem. Additionally, the UCC and case law analysis are used to explain possible causes of action and who the plaintiffs and defendants will be. Other key legal issues analyzed are SEC disclosure requirements, insurance …


The Impact Of "Fair Use" In The Higher Education Community: A Necessary Exception?, Oren R. Griffin, Stephana I. Colbert Jan 1998

The Impact Of "Fair Use" In The Higher Education Community: A Necessary Exception?, Oren R. Griffin, Stephana I. Colbert

Articles, Chapters in Books and Other Contributions to Scholarly Works

Despite legislative efforts to define it, the concept of Fair Use has been the subject of aggressive debate among publishers, authors, librarians, and users of copyrighted information ("academics") at academic institutions. With the advent of the Internet and the prospect of multimedia projects, the debate has intensified and expanded into the international community.

This Article focuses primarily on the challenges that face academic administrators and college and university attorneys seeking to advise their academic clients of the parameters of the Fair Use Doctrine-encouraging both sharing and dissemination of scholarly information, and compliance with the law, while limiting institutional liability. This …


The Unauthorized Dissemination Of Celebrity Images On The Internet ... In The Flesh, Navin Katyal Jan 1998

The Unauthorized Dissemination Of Celebrity Images On The Internet ... In The Flesh, Navin Katyal

Cleveland State Law Review

This paper will explore and analyze the unauthorized use and dissemination of celebrity images over the Internet as a violation of the copyrights of either the celebrity themselves, or the cinematographic' rights of the film production studio(s). The analysis will focus on the Copyright Act of both Canada and the United States and will be covered in three parts. Part I will define the basic nomenclature of the Internet and explain the applicability of copyright law to the Internet. Part II will focus on methods in which the celebrity and film studio can protect their copyright 'On-line' through the American-defined …


Legal-Ware: Contract And Copyright In The Digital Age, Michael J. Madison Jan 1998

Legal-Ware: Contract And Copyright In The Digital Age, Michael J. Madison

Articles

ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, which enforced a shrinkwrap license for computer software, has encouraged the expansion of the shrinkwrap form beyond computer programs, forward, onto the Internet, and backward, toward such traditional works as books and magazines. Authors and publishers are using that case to advance norms of information use that exclude, practically and conceptually, a robust public domain and a meaningful doctrine of fair use. Contesting such efforts by focusing on the contractual nature of traditional shrinkwrap, by relying on market principles, on adhesion theory, on commercial law concepts of usage and custom, or on federal preemption doctrine, feeds …


Copyright On The Internet: A Comparison Of U.S. And E.C. Protection, Erik Daems Jan 1998

Copyright On The Internet: A Comparison Of U.S. And E.C. Protection, Erik Daems

LLM Theses and Essays

The advancement in technology, the information super highway and the internet have threatened the intellectual property of copyright owners. There is now, a relative ease in the copying, reproduction and transmission of copyrighted work through digitization. This thesis explores the legal systems of the United States, and the European Community, and their proposals towards adequate protection of works from copyright infringement. The thesis examines the competing interests of the copyright owner, the rights of users of the internet, and the role of the legislators in the United States and the European Community in balancing and protecting these interests.


Copyright Protection Of Software, Severine Desimpelaere Jan 1998

Copyright Protection Of Software, Severine Desimpelaere

LLM Theses and Essays

Computer technology has developed within the last decades with many advancements which require intellectual property protections. This thesis addresses the need for the legal protection of software by the vast body of copyright laws. This thesis examines the history, nature, textual and practical compositions of copyright laws and their adaptability to computer technology. The thesis further analyses the scope of copyright protection with emphasis on the Computer Software Copyright Act of 1980 (CSCA), the regime of international conventions for the protection of software as well as other statutory protections for the owners and users of the software. The thesis concludes …


Educational Fair Use In Copyright: Reclaiming The Right To Photocopy Freely, Ann Bartow Dec 1997

Educational Fair Use In Copyright: Reclaiming The Right To Photocopy Freely, Ann Bartow

Ann Bartow

Copyright owners who are affirmatively engaged in diminishing the scope of educational fair use are overwhelmingly publishers, rather than authors. These publishers attack educational fair use in several different, somewhat internally inconsistent ways. First, they argue that fair use reduces the profitability of their publications, and thereby reduces monetary incentives to undertake the publication of new works. In this way they characterize educational fair use as a threat to the creation and dissemination of future works of scholarship, rather than an escape valve through which current knowledge embodied in prohibitively expensive books and periodicals can leak to the impoverished. Publishers …


Fair Use Vs. Fared Use: The Impact Of Automated Rights Management On Copyright's Fair Use Doctrine, Tom W. Bell Dec 1997

Fair Use Vs. Fared Use: The Impact Of Automated Rights Management On Copyright's Fair Use Doctrine, Tom W. Bell

Tom W. Bell

A combination of powerful new technologies and existing legal doctrines threatens to reduce the scope of copyright's fair use defense in digital intermedia. In place of fair use, these influences will give rise to a system of fared use. Fared use seems certain to improve the efficiency of copyright law. It raises questions of equity, however, by offering copyright owners increased compensation without guaranteeing the public increased access to copyrighted works. This paper addresses those concerns. Fared use would make copyrighted materials in digital intermedia available to the public under a reciprocal quasi-compulsory license. Somewhat paradoxically, this license offers consumers …


The Uncopyrightability Of Jokes, Allen Madison Dec 1997

The Uncopyrightability Of Jokes, Allen Madison

Allen Madison

This paper explains two foundational copyright doctrines, the scenes a faire doctrine and the merger doctrine. It illustrates the limiting effect these doctrines have on copyright protection for jokes.