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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 is a Professor in the Department of Communication and the Department of Interactive Media at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Ed received a BA from CSU, Long Beach (Speech, 1975), an MA from WSU, Pullman (Speech Communication, 1980), and a PhD from the U. of Oregon, Eugene (Rhetoric and Communication, 1985). Lamoureux earned Certification in Intellectual Property Management from the Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College. He has served as an expert witness in trademark litigation and testified as an expert before the Library of Congress’s Copyright Office, Section 108 Study Group.

Professor Lamoureux came to Bradley as Director, Basic Speech Course (Department of Communication) in 1985. Ed teaches “Intellectual Property Law and New Media,” “Introduction to New Media Theory,” “Interactive Media Development at Cisco,” “Rhetorical Perspectives in Organizational Communication,” “Contemporary Problems in Sports Communication,” “The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Communications and Fine Arts,” and “Privacy in the Connected US.”

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