Title

Tales of the Unintended in Copyright Law

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

978-1-78441-882-3

ISSN

1059-4337

DOI

10.1108/S1059-433720150000067001

Abstract

Copyright law has been oft-criticized for its unintended consequences. This paper retells three “tales of the unintended” concerning the 1976 Copyright Act, the present U.S. copyright statute. The first tale focuses on fair use, the second on statutory damages, and the third on formalities. From these three tales, the paper draws five different morals that provide insights into the ongoing process of copyright reform. These insights will enable policymakers and commentators to rethink the ongoing and future development of copyright law.

First Page

1

Last Page

24

Num Pages

25

Series Title

Studies in Law, Politics and Society

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Series Editor

Austin Sarat

Book Title

Special Issue: Thinking and Rethinking Intellectual Property