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Author Patry, William F., author

Title Moral panics and the copyright wars / William Patry
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
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Contents How the copyright wars are being fought and why -- The role of metaphors in understanding -- Metaphors and the law -- The mythical origins of copyright and three favorite copyright metaphors -- Property as social relationships -- Why classifying copyright as property is important in the copyright wars -- Moral panics, folk devils, and fear as a tactical weapon -- Copyright owners and moral panics -- How innovation occurs: creative destruction and disruptive technologies
Summary In Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, William Patry offers a lively, unflinching examination of the pitched battles over new technology, business models, and most of all, consumers. He lays bare how we got to where we are: a bloated, punitive legal regime that has strayed far from its modest, but important roots. A centrist and believer in appropriately balanced copyright laws, Patry concludes that the only laws we need are effective laws, laws that further the purpose of encouraging the creation of new works and learning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 9, 2016)
Subject Copyright -- Philosophy
Moral panics
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Moral panics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199748462