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Intellectual Property Law and Interactive Media

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Edward Lee Lamoureux, Steven L. Baron and Claire Stewart

Now in its second edition, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of intellectual property law and interactive media. Having been thoroughly updated, this edition captures emerging trends and issues in a shifting landscape (including international contexts and games/virtual worlds), legislative and judicial history, and the efforts to balance public and private interests. It explains the details relating to procedural issues in connection with each of the varied and unique forms of intellectual property management (copyright, patent, open source/open publishing, trademark, trade secrets, personal torts – right of publicity, privacy, defamation – and digital rights management) and registration.
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, 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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Cases A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc., 239 F. 3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001). Abdul-Jabbar v. Gen. Motors, 85 F.3d 407, 415–16 (9th Cir. 1996). Acuff -Rose Music Inc. v. Campbell, 972 F.2d 1429 (6th Cir. 1992). Ahn v. Midway Mfg. Co., 965 F. Supp. 1134 (N.D. Ill. 1997). Alexander G. Lunney v. Prodigy Services Company, &c., Respondent, et al., 99 N.Y. Int. 0165, no. 164 (Dec. 2, 1999). Almeida v., Inc., 456 F.3d 1316 (11th Cir. 2006). v., 239 F.3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2001). Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879). Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. v. Faber, 29 F. Supp. 2d 1161 (C.D. Cal. 1998). Berger v. New York, 388 U.S. 41 (1967). Big O Tire Dealers, Inc. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 561 F.2d 1365 (10th Cir. 1977). Blumenthal v. Drudge, 992 F. Supp. 44 (D.D.C. 1998). Bosley v., 310 F. Supp. 2d 914 (N.D. Ohio 2004). Bragg v. Linden Research, Inc. and Philip Rosedale, No. 06–4925, USDC (E.D. Pa., May 30, 2007). Bridgeport Music v. Dimension Films, 410 F.3d 792 (6th Cir. 2005). Brown v. ACMI Pop, N.E.2d (Ill. App. Ct., Aug. 2, 2007). Campbell v. Acuff -Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569, 579 (1994). Carafano v. Inc., 207 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (C.D. Cal. 2002). Lamoureaux.indd Sec1:273 2/2/09 10:47:02 PM  intellectual property law and interactive media Carafano v., Inc., 339 F.3d 1119 (9th Cir. 2003). Cardtoons, L.C. v. Major League Baseball Players’ Ass’n,...

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