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Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity Paperback – 1 Apr 2003


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  • Paperback: 255 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press; Reissue edition (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814788076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814788073
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 884,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Illuminating."


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"Vaidhyanathan's incredibly thorough unraveling of both the history of copyright law and the cultural importance of rewriting current copyright policy is invaluable and long overdue."
)-(Christy Mulligan), (New York Metro Computer User)

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"Siva Vaidhyanathan has done a big favor for the academic and library communities. In this book, he has spelled out in clear, understandable language what's at stake in the battles over the nation's intellectual property. The issues brought forward are critical to the future of scholarship and creativity. Librarians and academics are wise to purchase this book and add it to their 'must read' lists."
)-(Nancy Kranich), (President, American Library Association, 2000-2001)

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"Copyrights and Copywrongs is an urgent information-age wake-up call to a public cocooned in belief that 'copyright' is a seal and safeguard for consumers and producers of culture-ware. This book guides us into the legal labyrinth of a new world of so-called intellectual property, in which 'fair use' isn't fair, where rights are waived and free speech--when we can get it--costs a great deal of money. From print books to video games, Copyrights and Copywrongs shows free expression in a legalistic chokehold. Clearly written, meticulously argued, this book is a must."
)-(Cecelia Tichi), (author of "Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Spaces")

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"Illuminating."
)-("Bookforum"(April-June 2002)), ()

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"It has taken lawyers 200-plus years to morph copyright law from the balanced compromise that our framers struck to the extraordinary system of control that it has become. In this beautifully written book, a nonlawyer has uncovered much of the damage done. Copyrights and Copywrongs is a rich and compelling account of the bending of American copyright law, and a promise of the balance that we could once again make the law become"
)-(Lawrence Lessig), (Stanford Law School and author of "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace")

"It has taken lawyers 200-plus years to morph copyright law from the balanced compromise that our framers struck to the extraordinary system of control that it has become. In this beautifully written book, a nonlawyer has uncovered much of the damage done. Copyrights and Copywrongs is a rich and compelling account of the bending of American copyright law, and a promise of the balance that we could once again make the law become"
-Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School and author of "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace"

"Illuminating."
-"Bookforum"(April-June 2002),

"Copyrights and Copywrongs is an urgent information-age wake-up call to a public cocooned in belief that 'copyright' is a seal and safeguard for consumers and producers of culture-ware. This book guides us into the legal labyrinth of a new world of so-called intellectual property, in which 'fair use' isn't fair, where rights are waived and free speech--when we can get it--costs a great deal of money. From print books to video games, Copyrights and Copywrongs shows free expression in a legalistic chokehold. Clearly written, meticulously argued, this book is a must."
-Cecelia Tichi, author of "Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Spaces"

"Vaidhyanathan's incredibly thorough unraveling of both the history of copyright law and the cultural importance of rewriting current copyright policy is invaluable and long overdue."
-Christy Mulligan, New York Metro Computer User

Review

“Siva Vaidhyanathan has done a big favor for the academic and library communities. In this book, he has spelled out in clear, understandable language what's at stake in the battles over the nation's intellectual property. The issues brought forward are critical to the future of scholarship and creativity. Librarians and academics are wise to purchase this book and add it to their ‘must read’ lists.”

-Nancy Kranich,President, American Library Association, 2000–2001



“It has taken lawyers 200-plus years to morph copyright law from the balanced compromise that our framers struck to the extraordinary system of control that it has become. In this beautifully written book, a nonlawyer has uncovered much of the damage done. Copyrights and Copywrongs is a rich and compelling account of the bending of American copyright law, and a promise of the balance that we could once again make the law become”

-Lawrence Lessig,Stanford Law School and author of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace



“Illuminating.”

-Bookforum(April-June 2002)



Copyrights and Copywrongs is an urgent information-age wake-up call to a public cocooned in belief that ‘copyright’ is a seal and safeguard for consumers and producers of culture-ware. This book guides us into the legal labyrinth of a new world of so-called intellectual property, in which ‘fair use’ isn’t fair, where rights are waived and free speech―when we can get it―costs a great deal of money. From print books to video games, Copyrights and Copywrongs shows free expression in a legalistic chokehold. Clearly written, meticulously argued, this book is a must.”

-Cecelia Tichi,author of Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Spaces



“Vaidhyanathan’s incredibly thorough unraveling of both the history of copyright law and the cultural importance of rewriting current copyright policy is invaluable and long overdue.”

-Christy Mulligan,New York Metro Computer User

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