Download full-text PDF. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It. Threatens Creativity. By Siva Vaidhyanathan. Copyrights and Copywrongs has ratings and 16 reviews. Siva Vaidhyanathan Be the first to ask a question about Copyrights and Copywrongs. VAIDHYANATHAN, Siva. Copyrights and copywrongs: the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity. New York: New York University;
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Siva Vaidhyanathan is an assistant professor at the University nad Wisconsin, but he tackles the subject in a way that is both informative and entertaining. This book was helpful because it outlines the growth of copyright law from “Bloody” Mary Tudor all the way down beyond the Millennium Copyright Act ofand shows how copyright was originally This was a captivating, important book, which I read as part of my ongoing research into modern copyright law, which now extends into the far corners of everything, transforming culture into commodity, creativity into control, the public domain into a vacant house, the destruction of fair use, and more.
It touches just the right balance between technical detail and readability.
Oct 21, Lolakay rated it liked it Shelves: In African-based cultures, borrowing from and building upon earlier cultural expressions is not considered a legal trespass, but a tribute. American filmgoers, Marx argued, could probably distinguish between Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman and his blond brother Harpo Marx. Ultimately, copyright is a necessary policy that should balance public and private interests but the vaidbyanathan rise of “intellectual property” as a concept have overthrown that balance.
However, the prose is at times repetitive, and for every passage where the author lets personality show through, there seems to be an offsetting, academically-dry passage. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Jul 18, s2artM rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among other things, this could shut down most of discography. Kelly wiva it liked it Mar 08, With the advent of the Internet there is a major effort underway to surround the new technology with legal barbed wire, for the benefit of older distribution methods and established interests.
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I expected to like this book more than I did, as it is cited by a lot of authors I’ve been reading on the subject. Groucho replied with a ridiculous plot in which brother Chico was living in a Grecian urn on the outskirts of the city. Cameron rated it liked it Jan 25, Then Marx pondered how the filmgoing audience could possibly confuse anv Marx Brothers project with the widely successful Warner Brothers production.
It is not at all clear that the evidence and histories the book presents support its underlying premise across the board.
Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity
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In the feature story, Vaidhyanathan lauded librarians for being “on the front lines of copyright battles” and for being “the custodians of our information and cultural commons. He argues persuasively that in its current punitive, highly restrictive form, American copyright law hinders cultural production, thereby contributing to the poverty of civic culture. This was a captivating, important book, which I read as part of my vaidhganathan research into modern copyright law, which now extends into the far corners of everything, transforming culture into commodity, creativity into control, the public domain into a vacant house, the destruction of fair use, and more.
Siva Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media scholar, and is currently a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
He replied that he was surprised that Warners claimed to own a name like Casablanca, since it had been attached to a certain Moroccan city for centuries. November 23, Copyrights and Copywrongs: American Music Challenges the Copyright Tradition.
When the lawyers replied asking for more, he changed the plot to one in which he played a character named Bordello, the sweetheart of Humphrey Bogart, and Chico was running an ostrich farm. Caprice Benoit rated it really liked it Feb 09, In addition to choking cultural expression, recent copyright law, Vaidhyanathan argues, effectively sanctions biases against cultural traditions which differ from the Anglo-European model. I wrote a review of this for RCCS a while back. In Copyrights and CopywrongsSiva Vaidhyanathan tracks the history of American copyright law through the 20th century, from Mark Twain’s vehement exhortations for “thick” copyright protection, to recent lawsuits regarding sampling in rap music and the “digital moment,” exemplified by the rise of Napster and MP3 technology.
My library Help Advanced Vaidhyanayhan Search. A scholarly, and not popular account, highly recommended on a very important subject. In spite of the argument to the contrary that the author makes, CD sales are actually much lower now than they used to be, for instance. It is not at all clear that the evidence and histo A fairly good overview of the history of copyright arguments in the U.
Even politics and parody have been attacked. Once they get what they want there, they lobby the U. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though he offers few solutions or even concrete suggestions, Vaidhyanathan writes compellingly and passionately, pulling examples from many of the creative arts.