New Book on the Use of Copyrighted Material
The University of Georgia Press has published The Nature of Copyright: A Law of Users' Rights, by L. Ray Patterson and Stanley W. Lindberg (Athens, GA, ISBN 0-8203-1347-5 hard cover; 0-8203-1362-9 pbk). The authors, a law professor and an English professor, interpret the law more sympathetically to the rights of users than most other analysts of copyright. While it is unlikely that the courts would accept all of its conclusions, academics should at least consult this volume before accepting the overly restrictive interpretations of copyright promulgated by publishers and their representatives.
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