Copy Fights and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $2.17 (11%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Roadkill Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Like new book. Like new condition. Ships same day or next well protected.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age Hardcover – July 12, 2002


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$17.78
$4.06 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Cato Institute (July 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930865252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930865259
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,471,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

This collection of essays "springs" from the Fifth Annual Cato/Forbes ASAP Technology and Society conference, "The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age," and is split into two parts: Theory (comprising four essays) and Current Disputes in Intellectual Property Law (consisting of 14 essays). Contributors include John Perry Barlow, Tom W. Bell, Jim DeLong, Mitch Glazier, Jessica Litman, and Peter Wayner. The work contains varying perspectives and is quite current. There are several articles on Napster and the implications of Peer-to-Peer technology. However, while claiming to deal with intellectual property as a whole, there is not one article about trademarks, and the articles about patents mostly concern themselves with business methods. With copious notes and familiar faces, this collection has promise, but these arguments have been presented before and nothing significantly new has been added. Recommended only for intellectual property library collections and completists.
Rob Martindale, Dallas P.L.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

...a provocative and balanced collection that examines both the current theories and the practice of intellectual property protection. -- David S. Evans in Foreign Affairs on November 2002 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
3
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jenner8675309 on April 25, 2004
Format: Paperback
If you are a copyright "nerd" (as I am) this book is a great addition to your collection. This book has some wonderful essays on the current issues facing the copyright world. I couldn't put it down, all of the essays are very thought provoking and well written. If you like books written by Lessig, Litman, and Siva, you will love this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Johnson on January 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
I guess it was to be expected though. It is just a bunch of transcripts of speechs given about copyright from both sides.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Jeff M. Brown on March 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book provides a good discussion of digital copyright issues that were fresh (some would say raw) back in 2001 when the book was published. About half of the essays focus on the Digital Millienium Copyright Act, and that law's anti-technology circumvention measures. I'd like to see something new from the authors on the subject, although in the digital age a blog would be more useful and current than a book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Costic on June 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
I read this book for a law course on current copyright law issues. The book is based off of a conference sponsored by the Cato Institute, so it has a libertarian slant. The first section on copyright theory is helpful if you aren't familiar with it, but I found that the arguments were basically the same ones I read in my copyright casebook. A large chunk of the book talks about the DMCA and in particular its anti-circumvention provision, with most of the writers complaining against it. The points they make can get repetitive, and I found myself skimming them after a while. I was disappointed that the writers weren't more creative about their topics; there are certainly other issues going on out there. There are a few chapters towards the end that talk about patents, and since I know nothing about patents and didn't get the book to learn about them I didn't bother with those chapters at all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again