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Each chapter now includes a section that clearly introduces the fundamentals of the IP law aspect highlighted in the chapter. Each chapter also includes a new section dedicated to emerging Issues.
Case coverage is revised in two important ways: the bulk of the case analyses have been moved to a second volume, Case Analyses for Intellectual Property Law and New Media (Baron, Lamoureux, and Stewart); and references to cases in the primary text direct readers to pertinent sections in the new book.
The coverage allows this second edition to serve as an excellent resource for undergraduates studying interactive media, as well as being a primer for first year IP law students, a handbook for entrepreneurs, a guidebook for general lawyers to assist in referrals, and an interesting read for those simply curious about the field.
The books are supplemented by freeforafee.com, a blog providing textual updates, online links to bibliographic materials, and extensive resource aggregation. Learning objectives for each chapter and a glossary of key terms is provided within the texts.
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CHAPTER SEVEN International IP Law A number of relatively obvious things can be said about the international in- tellectual property law scene. For example, observing that the contemporary world is a complex geo-political-economic environment is not an observation that requires a great deal of insight. Noting that intellectual property law issues present large sets of complicated matters has been stressed throughout this book. Th e past, present, and future ﬁ nd IP law regimes all over the world deal- ing with old media (as well as IP law that deals with other than media mat- ters). Having to deal with the implications that reformatting media content from analog to digital had on all aspects of media production, distribution, and consumption is common across modern media types. Facing the reality that the reach, speed, and ubiquity of the Internet have all changed the stakes for content touched by intellectual property law in a global environment cannot be denied. Th e commonplaces in the preceding paragraph serve as a useful yet daunt- ing introduction to this chapter. In a single book chapter, one can barely scratch the surface of a topic with as many facets as one ﬁ nds in international IP law. Th e material begs for its own volume (or set of books/series). And yet the very Lamoureaux.indd Sec1:199 2/2/09 10:46:59 PM intellectual property law and interactive media nature of the world in which we live demands attention to these features, as little, if any, intellectual property content is...
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