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Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues

Human Science


by
Linda S Katz

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 216 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Get the latest information on new developments in copyright law!This timely volume sheds light on the important legal issues that influence the scholarly publishing world. The often-confusing field of publishing law–including copyright, licensing, liability, electronic publishing, and taxation–is going through an unprecedented upheaval as we move into the twenty-first century. Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues offers clear, current explanations of the implications of recent laws and technologies and predicts what further changes to expect. Featuring legal, business, and publishing experts, Publishing and the Law discusses the wide-ranging implications of the decline of fair use, the rise of software licensing, the Communications Decency Act, and such landmark legal cases as LaMacchia, Feist, and Matthew Bender. Questions of ownership, fair use, and licensing–historically a problem for authors such as Twain and Dickens–have become exacerbated by the fact that information is no longer static, but rather fluid and transportable. Publishing and the Law addresses the vital questions of interest to librarians, publishers, and scholars, including:

In an age of advancing technology, Congress and the courts will be called upon with more and more frequency to maintain a balance between the copyright holder’s economic interests and society’s right to have access to information. Librarians, university administrators, authors, and publishers can benefit from Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues to help them understand current trends in intellectual property law.

Get the latest information on new developments in copyright law!This timely volume sheds light on the important legal issues that influence the scholarly publishing world. The often-confusing field of publishing law–including copyright, licensing, liability, electronic publishing, and taxation–is going through an unprecedented upheaval as we move into the twenty-first century. Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues offers clear, current explanations of theā€¦ (more)

Get the latest information on new developments in copyright law!This timely volume sheds light on the important legal issues that influence the scholarly publishing world. The often-confusing field of publishing law–including copyright, licensing, liability, electronic publishing, and taxation–is going through an unprecedented upheaval as we move into the twenty-first century. Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues offers clear, current explanations of the implications of recent laws and technologies and predicts what further changes to expect. Featuring legal, business, and publishing experts, Publishing and the Law discusses the wide-ranging implications of the decline of fair use, the rise of software licensing, the Communications Decency Act, and such landmark legal cases as LaMacchia, Feist, and Matthew Bender. Questions of ownership, fair use, and licensing–historically a problem for authors such as Twain and Dickens–have become exacerbated by the fact that information is no longer static, but rather fluid and transportable. Publishing and the Law addresses the vital questions of interest to librarians, publishers, and scholars, including:

In an age of advancing technology, Congress and the courts will be called upon with more and more frequency to maintain a balance between the copyright holder’s economic interests and society’s right to have access to information. Librarians, university administrators, authors, and publishers can benefit from Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues to help them understand current trends in intellectual property law.

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