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Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide (2nd Edition)

What is legally protected under U.S. copyright law has become much more complex in today s digital arena. The increase of communication through social media and other digital venues raises issues that did not exist a decade or two ago. Copyright Law: A Practitioner s Guide, now in a new second edition, clarifies the current

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What is legally protected under U.S. copyright law has become much more complex in today s digital arena. The increase of communication through social media and other digital venues raises issues that did not exist a decade or two ago. Copyright Law: A Practitioner s Guide, now in a new second edition, clarifies the current status of U.S. copyright law by explaining the major federal copyright legislation and related court rulings. It gives you the legal knowledge you need to protect your clients copyright interests in both the real world and the virtual world of cyberspace.

Written by two nationally recognized lawyers who have litigated major copyright cases in today s digital age, Copyright Law, Second Edition helps you to:

understand the scope of copyright owners exclusive rightsprove copyright infringement and obtain appropriate remediesrenew, restore, and recapture copyrightsknow when Internet-related activities constitute copyright infringementfind out who owns a work for clearance purposesexploit unique defenses and statutory safe harbors that exist in the digital environmentget insurance against litigation risks arising from possible infringing uses, andknow when and how to register copyrights with the Copyright Office.

The new second edition of Copyright Law has been completely updated and expanded to reflect the most recent cases and changes in copyright law, and now includes two new chapters dedicated to criminal and international copyright law. In addition, new sections have been added that discuss:

The Supreme Court s June 2014 decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo and its interpretation of the public performance rightThe Supreme Court s recent decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons and its impact on the first sale doctrineThe relevance of volitional conduct as a prerequisite to direct liabilityOrphan worksCopyright class actionsSpace shifting and place shifting as potential fair usesPleading copyright claims after Twombly and Iqbal

Copyright Law, Second Edition is filled with valuable case discussions and practice pointers, such as the inclusion of a detailed flowchart using an actual case result to illustrate how actual damages and profits are calculated.

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