Copyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Critique by Lionel BentlyCopyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Critique by Lionel Bently

Copyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Critique

EditorLionel Bently, Jennifer Davis, Jane C. Ginsburg

Hardcover | November 28, 2010

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Copyright has been the subject of interdisciplinary inquiry, but generally from the perspective of 'authorship'. This volume takes a different tack, examining the concept of infringement and its cousins, imitation and inspiration, from a variety of approaches. Rather than proposing a litany of discrete chapters each independently covering a different discipline, the Editors have planned each chapter to pair lawyers' and non lawyers' perspectives, so that each commentator addresses and critiques his or her counterpart's analysis.
Title:Copyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary CritiqueFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:502 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:November 28, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521193435

ISBN - 13:9780521193436


Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Inspiration or infringement: the plagiarist in court Isabella Alexander; Part II. History: 2. Nineteenth-century Anglo-US copyright relations: the language of piracy versus the moral high ground Catherine Seville; 3. Language, practice and history Adrian Johns; Part III. Comparative Law: 4. The metamorphosis of contrefaçon in French copyright law David Lefranc (translated by Sebastien Oddos); 5. A common lawyer's perspective on contrefaçon Jane Ginsburg; Part IV. Economics: 6. Copyright infringement, 'free-riding' and the lifeworld Anne Barron; 7. Copyright and the limits of law-and-economics analysis Jonathan Aldred; Part V. Linguistics: 8. 'Substantial similarity of expression' in copyright infringement actions: a linguistic perspective Alan Durant; 9. Refining notions of idea and expression through linguistic analysis Graeme B. Dinwoodie; Part VI. Computer Software: 10. Copyright, piracy and software Jon Crowcroft; 11. Of plots, puddings and draught-excluders: the law as it applies to the infringement of computer programs Jennifer Davis; Part VII. Information Studies: 12. Measuring text re-use in the news industry Paul Clough; 13. Reflections on measuring text re-use from a copyright law perspective Tanya Aplin; Part VIII. Literature: 14. Unoriginal genius: plagiarism and the construction of 'romantic' authorship Nick Groom; 15. The genius and the labourer: authorship in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century copyright law Isabella Alexander; Part IX. Art: 16. Piracy and authorship in contemporary art and the artistic commonwealth Daniel Mcclean; 17. Copyright's imperfect republic and the artistic commonwealth Jonathan Griffiths; Part X. Sociology and Music: 18. Reggae open source: how the absence of copyright enabled the emergence of popular music in Jamaica Jason Toynbee; 19. 'Free-riding on the riddim'? - Open source copyright law and reggae music in Jamaica Johnson Okpaluba.