With stimulating questions and discussion problems, comprehensive notes, and teachable and well-edited cases as its hallmarks, this is the authoritative law school casebook for the study of copyright law.
The book presents up-to-date materials dealing both with new technologies and with the more ""traditional"" issues in the field. Topics that receive particular attention include:The copyrightability of works having a functional character, including compilations, computer programs, and the problem of applied art;The application of the rights of distribution and public performance and display to the digital environment;The increasing expansion of the fair use doctrine through the development of the caselaw on "transformative use";The caselaw on the limited liability of internet service providers;The Digital Millennium Copyright Act's provisions on technological protection measures and copyright management information are also covered, through well-selected cases and analysis of successive Copyright Office Rulemakings. There will also be more photographs illustrating current cases dealing with originality and infringement.
The casebook will continue its position as the outstanding book in the field-comprehensive and thorough, and stimulating and enjoyable for both teacher and students.