This is a great read. Like most people, I knew nothing about copyright law before I read this book . . . except that I likely violate it by using BitTorrent and by "disseminating" accounts of baseball games without the express written consent of major league baseball. Apparently, according to Mazzone, only one of those is unlawful.
Mazzone's book is about Copyfraud: falsely claiming copyright ownership of another's creative works. Given all the crying by record and production companies about piracy, who knew that they were stealing, too? This book is an eyeopening account of false copyright claims and what can be done to remedy a bad situation. Especially in light of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, it is shocking to think that it's easier to punish a high school student for illegally downloading a song than the record company for illegally claiming to own it.
This is a must read--not just for artists, photographers, musicians, and writers--but for ordinary folk like me who enjoy a great piece of nonfiction and care about preserving my rights.