Books et al.Law

Exasperated by Copyright

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  23 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5952, pp. 525
DOI: 10.1126/science.1181807

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars by William Patry Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009. 290 pp. $29.95, £16.99. ISBN 9780195385649.

Summary

Patry argues that copyright is a utilitarian government program (rather than a moral or property right) and thus should be shaped so as to effectively encourage learning and the creation of new works.