e-books in Digital Law category
by Jessica Litman - Michigan Publishing Services , 2017
Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law?
by Aram Sinnreich - University of Massachusetts Press , 2013
In The Piracy Crusade, Aram Sinnreich critiques the notion of 'piracy' as a myth perpetuated by today's cultural cartels. More troubling are the broader implications of copyright laws and global treaties that sacrifice free speech and privacy ...
by Till Kreutzer - Wikimedia , 2014
The intention is to provide interested individuals and organisations with practical guidelines for the use and application of open content licences: How do open content licences work? How do I choose the most suitable licence for my individual needs?
by Melissa Levine, et al. - University of Michigan Library , 2016
Copyright is meant to do something to accomplish socially desirable ends. One of those ends is to create a space that allows us to build upon a universe of expression that came before. How can I tell if something is in the public domain?
by Melanie Dulong De Rosnay (ed.) - Open Book Publishers , 2012
The authors argue that the Public Domain - that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information - is fundamental to a healthy society.
by Konnie G. Kustron - Bookboon , 2015
This book reviews many of the legal challenges created by the new technologies. Topics include jurisdiction; privacy; copyright and trademark law; trade secrets and patents; free speech, defamation, and obscenity; and cybercrime.
by Prodromos Tsiavos, et al. - Wikibooks , 2014
This text presents the key legal issues with regard to Language Resources re-use, particularly in Machine Translation and Machine Processing, and the permitted acts and key policy suggestions as to amendments in the relevant bodies of legislation.
by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine - Cambridge University Press , 2008
This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.
by E. Gabriella Coleman - Princeton University Press , 2012
Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software movement in the US and Europe, the book details the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law.
by Lawrence Lessig - Basic Books , 2006
Lessig describes how managing copyright will have an impact upon every individual in the future. As we develop and share digitial content how we protect copyright will determine if the Internet will improve information for the global citizen.
by Jonathan Band, Masanobu Katoh - The MIT Press , 2011
This book -- a follow-up to Band and Katoh's successful 1995 book Interfaces on Trial -- examines the debates surrounding the use of copyright law to prevent competition and interoperability in the global software industry in the last fifteen years.
by Lorna Stefanick - AU Press , 2011
Who controls our access to information, and who decides what others have a right to know about us? Lorna Stefanick offers a user-friendly overview of the regulatory regime that currently governs freedom of information and the protection of privacy.
by Clare Sullivan - University of Adelaide Press , 2011
The first full-length study of digital identity in a transactional context, from a legal perspective. Clare Sullivan's analysis reveals a distinct, new legal concept of identity. This concept is particularly clear under a national identity scheme.
by Rodolfo Noel S. Quimbo - UNDP-APDIP , 2003
This primer aims to help developing nations define and determine their requirements for shaping appropriate e-commerce legislation, as well as corresponding regulatory and institutional frameworks that balance many complex issues.
by Malcolm Bain - FTA , 2010
Fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it. Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection - copyright, patents, trademark, Copyleft and free licenses are covered.
by Lawrence Rosen - Prentice Hall , 2004
A plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, reviews today's leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices.
by Yochai Benkler - Yale University Press , 2007
In this thick academic book, Yale law professor Benkler offers a comprehensive catalog of flashpoints in the conflict between old and new information creators. An ambitious attempt to understand how the internet is changing society.
by Geoffrey Richard Sampson - BookBoon , 2009
This free textbook shows the reader where in the IT-based business legal problems are likely to arise. The author aims to give computing students that kind of broad level of understanding of the law applicable to IT sector.
by James Boyle - Yale University Press , 2008
In this book the author describes the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. He argues that every informed citizen needs to know at least something about intellectual property law.
by Marleen Wynants, Jan Cornelis - ASP-VUB Press , 2008
The book provides an open platform for a wide range of lawyers, journalists, artists, and activists to discuss the future of open-source and free software, the evolution, prospects, and issues of sharing knowledge and ideas through technology.
by Richard M. Stallman - Free Software Foundation , 2002
Essays on ethics, law, and computer software, written by Richard M. Stallman. The book includes The GNU Manifesto and new texts on copyright, patent law, and trusted computing. Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law.
by Daniel J. Solove - Yale University Press , 2007
A fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip and our ability to protect our own reputations. The author shows that the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom.