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Patry, William F
Moral panics and the copyright wars / William Patry
New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  K1420.5 .P376 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Copyright -- Philosophy
Moral panics
Physical Description xxiv, 266 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.201-251) and index
Contents How the copyright wars are being fought and why -- The role of metaphors in understanding -- Metaphors and the law -- The mythical origins of copyright and three favorite copyright metaphors -- Property as social relationships -- Why classifying copyright as property is important in the copyright wars -- Moral panics, folk devils, and fear as a tactical weapon -- Copyright owners and moral panics -- How innovation occurs: creative destruction and disruptive technologies
Note Metaphors, moral panics, folk devils, Jack Valenti, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, predictable irrationality, and free market fundamentalism are a few of the topics covered in this lively, unflinching examination of the 'Copyright Wars': the pitched battles over new technology, business models, and most of all, consumers

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