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Copyright in a Global Information Economy, Fifth Edition

  • Julie E. Cohen
  • Lydia Pallas Loren
  • Ruth L. Okediji
  • Maureen A. O'Rourke
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Copyright in a Global Information Economy, Fifth Edition provides both comprehensive topic coverage and integrated treatment of doctrinal, theoretical, international, and policy questions. It seamlessly facilitates a variety of teaching styles and preferences ranging from the more theoretical to the more practice-oriented. Each section includes practice exercises that enable students to apply what they have learned and to practice skills relating to advocacy, drafting, and client counseling.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Updated and streamlined introductory materials on copyright’s context and justifications
  • Revised coverage of doctrines relating to authorship and copying in fact to emphasize problems that arise in organizational settings
  • Coverage of the Music Modernization Act of 2018 and its implications for the specialized system of music copyright rules
  • New case law on the extent of online service providers’ duty to maintain and implement procedures for terminating accounts of repeat infringers
  • Coverage of the European Union’s Digital Single Market directive and its implications for online service provider obligations to copyright holders
  • Revised coverage of materials relating to termination of transfers to reflect current controversies

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Integrated treatment of doctrinal, theoretical, international, and policy questions
  • Concise notes and questions that highlight the central problems in each topic area
  • Multiple practice exercises in every chapter designed to enable both student review and practice-oriented teaching
  • Integrated treatment of rules and considerations relating to copyright due diligence, licensing, and enforcement
  • Comparative materials that situate the U.S. copyright regime in its global context
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