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By John Tehranian

Written at the social gathering of copyright's three hundredth anniversary, John Tehranian's Infringement Nation provides an attractive and obtainable research of the background and evolution of copyright legislation and its profound effect at the lives of normal contributors within the twenty-first century. equipped round the trope of the person in 5 diversified copyright-related contexts - as an infringer, transformer, natural consumer, author and reformer - the publication charts the altering contours of our copyright regime and assesses its energy within the electronic age. within the technique, Tehranian questions a few of our most simple assumptions approximately copyright legislation by way of highlighting the unseemly volume of infringement legal responsibility a standard individual earrings up overnight, the counterintuitive position of the reasonable use doctrine in significantly increasing the copyright monopoly, the $64000 expressive pursuits at play in even the unauthorized use of copyright works, the unusually low point of security that American copyright legislation offers many creators, and the wider political import of copyright legislation at the exertion of social law and control.

Drawing upon either thought and the author's personal studies representing consumers in a variety of high-profile copyright infringement matches, Tehranian helps his arguments with a wealthy array of numerous examples crossing a number of issues - from the bizarre origins of Nirvana's "Smells Like teenager Spirit," the query of numeracy between Amazonian hunter-gatherers, the background of stand-offs at papal nunciatures, and the culture of judicial plagiarism to contemplations on Slash's legal checklist, Barbie's retroussé nostril, the toxic tomato, flag burning, song as a sort of torture, the odor of rotting movie, William Shakespeare as a guy of the folks, Charles Dickens as a lobbyist, Ashley Wilkes's sexual orientation, Captain Kirk's reincarnation, and Holden Caulfield's maturation. after all, Infringement Nation makes a worldly but lucid case for reform of latest doctrine and the improvement of a copyright 2.0.

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