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Copyright's highway: from Gutenberg to the celestial jukebox

Copyright's highway: from Gutenberg to the celestial jukebox

Goldstein, Paul, 1943-

From 18th-century copyright law, to current-day copyright issues on the Internet, to tomorrow's "celestial jukebox" - a digital repository of books, movies and music available on demand - Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owner and users. One of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law, Goldstein offers an engaging, readable and intelligent analysis of the effect of copyright on American politics, economy and culture.;Goldstein presents and analyzes key legal battles, including Supreme Court decisions on home taping and 2 Live Crew's contested sampling of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman". In this revised edition, the author expands on the discussion to cover electronic media, including an examination of recent Napster litigation, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the vexed Secure Digital Music Initiative, under which record companies attempted to develop effective encryption standards for their products

Book. English.
Rev. ed.
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press 2003

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Statement of responsibility: Paul Goldstein
ISBN: 0804747350, 0804747482, 9780804747356, 9780804747486
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 1994.
Physical Description: x,238p ; 23 cm.
Subject: Copyright United States.


  1. Contents: The metaphysics of copyright
  2. The history of an idea
  3. Fifty dollars to collect ten
  4. Private copies
  5. The two cultures of copyright
  6. The answer to the machine is in the machine
  7. The celestial jukebox.