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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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About the Authors Edward Lee Lamoureux received a BA (speech) from California State Uni- versity, Long Beach (1975), an MA (Speech Communication) from Washing- ton State University (1980), and a PhD (Rhetoric and Communication), from the University of Oregon (1985). An associate professor, Ed has been at Brad- ley University since 1985, where he has served as director, Basic Speech; act- ing director, Offi ce for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development; acting associate dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts; co-founder, acting director, and director, Multimedia Program; and co-director, Bradley Univer- sity New Media Center. Lamoureux teaches Introduction to New Media Th e- ory; Issues in New Media Th eory; Intellectual Property Law; Field Research Methods (ethnography) in Virtual Worlds (in the Multimedia Program); and Th eory and Literature of Rhetoric (in the Department of Communication). Prof. Lamoureux’s research interests include ethnography, rhetoric, re- ligious communication, conversation, and teaching and learning in virtual worlds; his creative production has included audio production and Web work as well as communication training via digital embellishments. He served as ed- itor of the Journal of Communication and Religion (sponsored by the Religious Lamoureaux.indd Sec1:297 2/2/09 10:47:03 PM  intellectual property law and interactive media Communication Association) for two consecutive three-year terms beginning in 1998. He taught the fi rst online course at Bradley (by more than two years) and the fi rst Bradley course(s) in virtual worlds. Lamoureux has published and presented numerous academic papers and frequently provides consulting re- sources to education...

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