Readers can focus on history and concepts while reading the main text, allowing them to bring understandings derived there to bear on the cases found in this analytic text. The approach offers relief from information overload and allows time and space to «shift gears» between concepts and cases. To aid understanding and learning, the authors provide focused interpretations and analysis throughout.
The coverage allows these books 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 are provided within the texts.
Preface to the 2nd Edition
The 2nd edition of Intellectual Property Law and Interactive Media: Free for a Fee, improves on the 1st edition in form and content. Although developments in the law tend to move somewhat slowly, the new media environment changes rapidly, such that while the decisions that are made follow time-worn practices (the law), the case specifics present new, innovative, and challenging legal dilemmas. The 2nd edition moves our coverage of case analysis to this separate volume, Case Analyses for Intellectual Property Law and New Media, enabling us to focus our attention, and that of our students and readers, on important trial and legal procedures that attend applying extant law to, largely, new circumstances. Moving the case analyses to this separate volume enables students/readers to focus their attention on history and theory while reading the conceptual text, then bring understandings derived there to bear on cases found in this analytic text. The approach offers relief from information overload and arms one with time and space to “shift gears” between concepts and cases. The 2nd edition includes the most important cases presented in the 1st edition, and updates case selections to include the most recent key cases prior to publication.
Each case summary begins with a brief statement highlighting the importance of the litigation’s outcome. This element is added to our approach in the 1st edition where we left this interpretation to the reader/student. The new précis provide focus that is especially important given the complexities...
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