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Intellectual Property and Digital Content

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Edited by: Richard S. Gruner

ISBN13: 9781781006863
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes
Price: £505.00



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Few changes in the world of intellectual property (IP) have been as transformative as the advent and proliferation of digital content works. The high value of these works in modern society has prompted calls for new IP standards to promote the protection – and the sharing – of such valuable assets.

Assembling some of the best analyses by legal scholars, these volumes explore the implications both of applying older IP standards to the new digital technologies and of devising new enhanced IP standards for the digital age. In covering the influences of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property laws, this wide-ranging collection reflects the sweeping impacts of IP standards and controversies on digital content works.

Professor Gruner’s extensive introduction illuminates the timeless policy and societal issues involved and suggests ways forward for this vibrant new field.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Volume I

Acknowledgements
Introduction Richard S. Gruner

PART I RETHINKING IP FRAMEWORKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
1. Pamela Samuelson (1996), ‘The Quest for Enabling Metaphors for Law and Lawyering in the Information Age’
2. Peter S. Menell (1994), ‘The Challenges of Reforming Intellectual Property Protection for Computer Software’
3. Raymond T. Nimmer (2011), ‘Information Wars and the Challenges of Content Protection in Digital Contexts’

PART II COPYRIGHTS AND DIGITAL CONTENT
4. Mark Stefik (1997), ‘Shifting the Possible: How Trusted Systems and Digital Property Rights Challenge Us to Rethink Digital Publishing’
5. Jessica Litman (2004), ‘Sharing and Stealing’
6. Julie E. Cohen (2000), ‘Copyright and the Perfect Curve’
7. Paul Goldstein (1986), ‘Infringement of Copyright in Computer Programs’
8. David McGowan (2001), ‘Legal Implications of Open-Source Software’
9. Ann Bartow (2001), ‘Libraries in a Digital and Aggressively Copyrighted World: Retaining Patron Access through Changing Technologies’
10. Jane C. Ginsburg (2008), ‘Separating the Sony Sheep from the Grokster Goats: Reckoning the Future Business Plans of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepreneurs’
11. Pamela Samuelson (2010), ‘Google Book Search and the Future of Books in Cyberspace’

PART III TRADEMARKS AND DIGITAL CONTENT
12. Dan L. Burk (1998), ‘Trademark Doctrines for Global Electronic Commerce’
13. Stacey L. Dogan and Mark A. Lemley (2004), ‘Trademarks and Consumer Search Costs on the Internet’
14. J. Thomas McCarthy (2000), ‘Trademarks, Cybersquatters and Domain Names’
15. Carl Oppedahl (1997), ‘Remedies in Domain Name Lawsuits: How is a Domain Name Like a Cow?’
16. Maureen A. O’Rourke (1997–1998), ‘Defining the Limits of Free-Riding in Cyberspace: Trademark Liability for Metatagging’
17. Jennifer E. Rothman (2005), ‘Initial Interest Confusion: Standing at the Crossroads of Trademark Law’

Volume II

Acknowledgements
An introduction to both volumes by the editor appears in Volume I

PART I PATENTS AND DIGITAL CONTENT
1. Bradford L. Smith and Susan O. Mann (2004), ‘Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection in the Software Industry: An Emerging Role for Patents?’
2. Donald S. Chisum (1986), ‘The Patentability of Algorithms’
3. Jay Dratler, Jr. (2003), ‘Does Lord Darcy Yet Live? The Case Against Software and Business-Method Patents’
4. Dan L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley (2005), ‘Designing Optimal Software Patents’
5. Richard S. Gruner (2003), ‘Everything Old is New Again: Obviousness Limitations on Patenting Computer Updates of Old Designs’
6. John R. Allison and Ronald J. Mann (2007), ‘The Disputed Quality of Software Patents’
7. John R. Allison, Abe Dunn and Ronald J. Mann (2007), ‘Software Patents, Incumbents, and Entry’
8. Stuart J.H. Graham, Robert P. Merges, Pam Samuelson and Ted Sichelman (2009), ‘High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System: Results of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey’

PART II OTHER PROTECTIONS FOR IP IN DIGITAL CONTENT
9. Victoria A. Cundiff (2009), ‘Reasonable Measures to Protect Trade Secrets in a Digital Environment’
10. Dan L. Burk (2000), ‘The Trouble With Trespass’
11. Kristen Osenga (2009), ‘Information May Want to Be Free, but Information Products Do Not: Protecting and Facilitating Transactions in Information Products’
12. Peter K. Yu (2006), ‘Anticircumvention and Anti-Anticircumvention’
13. Irina D. Manta (2011), ‘The Puzzle of Criminal Sanctions for Intellectual Property Infringement’
14. Shubha Ghosh (2009), ‘Open Borders, Intellectual Property and Federal Criminal Trade Secret Law’

PART III FUTURE CULTURAL AND BUSINESS INFLUENCES
15. Lawrence Lessig (2006), ‘Re-Crafting a Public Domain’
16. R. Polk Wagner (2003), ‘Information Wants to Be Free: Intellectual Property and the Mythologies of Control’
17. Olufunmilayo B. Arewa (2010), ‘YouTube, UGC, and Digital Music: Competing Business and Cultural Models in the Internet Age’
18. Yochai Benkler (2002), ‘Coase’s Penguin, or, Linux and The Nature of the Firm’
19. Robert P. Merges (2008), ‘The Concept of Property in the Digital Era’