|FROM ||Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Must read for those interested in copyright issues
Leave it to the New York Sun to publish probibly the best article of
Copyright theory and practice in todays issue, on December 10th (which might
be yesterday if your reading this late. On page 17, in the Arts and Letters
section. The article is called, "Who Owns Mickey Mouse" and is a review of
a book called 'The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law' by
William Landes and Richard Posner, by Harvard University Press.
Amoung the quotes in the review:
The authors also have carefully calculated analyses of most of the big intel-
lectual property issues which dominate the news....The authors do however make
the larger point that the intellecutal property rights granted by the government
have gradually undergone such an expansion that they now seriously threaten
The books is the seriuos economic and legal analysis that I've personally been
saying that proponents of Free Software need to rebush bullshit analogies with
the hard core facts of the negitive impact of the MPAA and the RIAA on the over-
I'm getting a few copies for the NYLXS Library.
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