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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.
Preface to the 2nd Edition
1. As was the case with the 1st edition, this work recognizes the overwhelming importance of the global nature of the contemporary media scene. Our Chapter 8, “International Intellectual Property Laws and Systems,” provides an exceedingly brief overview of complexities raised by global features of the socio-cultural environment, international IP law, and the Internet. However, the topic is simply too broad and complex for exhaustive treatment in this volume.
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