The Illustrated Story of Copyright
What's The Book About?
In this book,
I trace the story of copyright from its adoption in this country over 210
years ago through the headline issues posed by the Internet and the digitizing
of creative works. Using sidebars and photographs to illustrate the major
turning points, I try to explain copyright straightforwardly enough so
that teenagers can understand it, and in enough detail to help inform even
those who are already familiar with the basics.
In Part One,
"Copyright and Technology," sidebars and photographs and illustrations
place the law into historical context and bring to life the relevant copyright
technologiesórecords and radio, movies and television, printing and photocopying,
computers and the Internet.
In Part Two,
"Copyright Basics," I explain the general principles of copyright. The
photographs and sidebars allow readers to jump right into the cases. Is
a photograph of the Grand Canyon copyrightable? Does the second fabric
design infringe the copyright in the first?
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