Friday, May 29, 2020
 

New Book: “Reclaiming Fair Use”


Another book that looks to further the copyright/fair use debate. Published by the University of Chicago Press, Reclaiming Fair Use was co-written by Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi. From the publisher:

In the increasingly complex and combative arena of copyright in the digital age, record companies sue college students over peer-to-peer music sharing, YouTube removes home movies because of a song playing in the background, and filmmakers are denied a distribution deal when some permissions “i” proves undottable. Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi chart a clear path through the confusion by urging a robust embrace of a principle long-embedded in copyright law, but too often poorly understood—fair use. By challenging the widely held notion that current copyright law has become unworkable and obsolete in the era of digital technologies, Reclaiming Fair Use promises to reshape the debate in both scholarly circles and the creative community.

 

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