The Fight over Digital Rights 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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The tone can be a bit overblown: He's an enthusiast for the Fair Use Coalition, and it's possible to come away thinking that the academic analysis never really interfered with the author's own predilections and biases.
Second, the author ignores many other issues in copyright, occurring around the same time, as if the DMCA was the whole deal. I'm thinking here of the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, and in the light of that, the increasing regret over the post-1976 removal of formalities and the US joining the Berne convention (and all that it brought with it). DRM is only one copyright issue but the author focuses on it like it's the only one. In so doing, he telescopes the range of issues at play in copyright into a battle with two sides. I don't think that is the most nuanced way to look at copyright politics today, though, judging by books on the subject, that does seem to be the dominant approach.
There are at least three reasons why the book is a success. The first is that the author recognizes that the only way to understand and legitimately manage the modern debate and policy making in intellectual property is to understand its (political) origins. The second is that relevant empirical evidence is used in second part to substantiate the claims the author raises and deepen our understanding of how public discourse influences lawmaking. The third relates to the title itself. As massive demonstrations against SOPA and PIPA in the United States and against ACTA in the EU have shown, copyright is also something that can be influenced by the general public. This book gives clues about how that can be done.