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The Mereology Of Digital Copyright, Dan L. Burk Mar 2008

The Mereology Of Digital Copyright, Dan L. Burk

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Faulkner V. National Geographic’S Effect On Author's Rights In Electronic Transfer, Allison Hundstad Jan 2006

Faulkner V. National Geographic’S Effect On Author's Rights In Electronic Transfer, Allison Hundstad

Richmond Journal of Law & Technology

Technological advances have triggered constant evolution in copyright law. As the Internet and computers have allowed images and written works to be available with the click of a button, Congress and the courts have been faced with the task of reshaping copyright law in order to determine the digital rights of material that already has copyright protection in its print form, with the goal of reducing the uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the right to reproduce these materials in a digital format.


Tasini And Its Progeny: The New Exclusive Right Or Fair Use On The Electronic Publishing Frontier?, Lateef Mtima Dec 2004

Tasini And Its Progeny: The New Exclusive Right Or Fair Use On The Electronic Publishing Frontier?, Lateef Mtima

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Where Does Creativity Come From? And Other Stories Of Copyright, Michael J. Madison Jan 2004

Where Does Creativity Come From? And Other Stories Of Copyright, Michael J. Madison

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This Commentary on Lydia Pallas Loren, Untangling the Web of Music Copyrights, 53 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 673 (2003), observes that debates over a variety of copyright law issues can be - and in fact, often are - structured in narrative terms, rather than in terms of doctrine, policy, or empirical inquiry. I suggest a series of such narratives, each framed by a theme drawn from a feature film. The Commentary suggests that we should recognize more clearly the role of narrative in intellectual property discourse, and that intellectual property narratives should be examined critically.


Where Does Creativity Come From? And Other Stories Of Copyright, Michael J. Madison Apr 2003

Where Does Creativity Come From? And Other Stories Of Copyright, Michael J. Madison

Michael J. Madison

This Commentary on Lydia Pallas Loren, Untangling the Web of Music Copyrights, 53 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 673 (2003), observes that debates over a variety of copyright law issues can be - and in fact, often are - structured in narrative terms, rather than in terms of doctrine, policy, or empirical inquiry. I suggest a series of such narratives, each framed by a theme drawn from a feature film. The Commentary suggests that we should recognize more clearly the role of narrative in intellectual property discourse, and that intellectual property narratives should be examined critically.


Bargaining In The Shadow Of Copyright Law After Tasini, Maureen A. O'Rourke Jan 2003

Bargaining In The Shadow Of Copyright Law After Tasini, Maureen A. O'Rourke

Faculty Scholarship

Copyright law often provides the background rules against which bargaining over rights in works of information takes place. By granting creators of works of authorship certain exclusive rights and providing protection against infringement of those rights, copyright law effectively gives authors bargaining chips to use in negotiations with those who would exploit their works in some way. Generally, however, copyright law does not explicitly address imbalances in bargaining power that affect the division of the surplus between the parties to a copyright license. When the would-be exploiter of the copyrighted work wields some degree of market power or brings significant …