PDF How to Fix Copyright By William Patry

PDF How to Fix Copyright By William Patry Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets Does culture depend on copyright ArDo copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets Does culture depend on copyright Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy These are the key uestions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright We all share the goals of increasing creative works ensuring authors can make a decent living furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough If we want our goals to come true we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true through empirica.

L testing and adjustment Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large although not exclusive role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth century markets and technology the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers by relatively high barriers to entry and by analog limitations on copying Markets and technologies change in a symbiotic way Patry asserts New technologies create new demand reuiring new business models The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever Barriers to entry are low costs of produ.

PDF How to Fix Copyright By William Patry

PDF How to Fix Copyright By William Patry William F Patry is an American lawyer specializing in copyright law He studied at the San Francisco State University where he obtained a BA in 1974 and an MA in 1976 and then at the University of Houston where he graduated with a JD in 1980 He was admitted to the bar in Texas in 1981 in the District of Columbia in 2000 and in New York in 2001Patry served as a copyright counsel to th

copyright kindle How to kindle How to Fix Copyright eBookL testing and adjustment Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large although not exclusive role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth century markets and technology the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers by relatively high barriers to entry and by analog limitations on copying Markets and technologies change in a symbiotic way Patry asserts New technologies create new demand reuiring new business models The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever Barriers to entry are low costs of produ.

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