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Patterson and Lindberg, professors respectively of law and English at the University of Georgia, have written a different kind of copyright book, one that does not try to explain how the law operates on a technical basis but explores the theories behind the law and shows how it should work. They argue that copyright should be seen as a force for the public good, one which helps knowledge and ideas spread; technological advances (especially in copying) and the fair use doctrine must also be seen in that light. By setting out their theory of "users' rights," the authors show that copyright law can work for all persons, not just publishers and authors. Geared more toward an academic audience than lay readers seeking advice on how to get a copyright or what constitutes infringement, this is an innovative, thoughtful look at an ever-changing subject. Highly recommended.
- Sally G. Waters, Stetson Law Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Will cause the reader to look at copyright in a new light. Even those who ultimately reject the authors' theories will be left with a more complete picture of the development of copyright law and alternatives to the assumptions commonly made. (Lydia Pallas Loren Michigan Law Review)

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