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

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


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.