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Copyright's Highway
From the Printing Press to the Cloud, Second Edition
Paul Goldstein


May 2019
256 pages.
from $25.00

Cloth ISBN: 9781503605374
Paper ISBN: 9781503609228



In Copyright's Highway, one of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law offers an engaging, readable, and intelligent analysis of the effect of copyright on American politics, economy, and culture. From eighteenth-century copyright law, to the "celestial jukebox," to the future of copyright issues in the digital age, Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owners and users.

In this fully updated second edition, the author expands the discussion to cover the latest developments and shifts in copyright law for a new audience of scholars and students. This expanded edition introduces readers to present and future debates regarding copyright law and policy, including a new chapter on the technological shift in emphasis from producer to consumer and the legal shift from exclusive rights to exceptions and limitations to those rights. From with specific case studies on the recent Google Books case and Creative Commons. From Gutenberg to Google Books, Copyright's Highway, Second Edition provides a new generation with a concise and essential resource for the general reader and students of law.

About the author

A globally recognized expert on intellectual property law, Paul Goldstein the Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Goldstein is the author of ten books, including an influential five-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law, a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, and four novels. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Electronics and Information. Havana Requiem, his third novel, won the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.