Christopher Sprigman, ‘How Copyright Prevents Us From Getting the Books We Want’

Paul Heald, How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs), Illinois Public Law Research Paper No 13-54 (2013), available at SSRN. Back in mid-2013, Paul Heald posted to SSRN a short paper that already has had far more impact than academic papers usually have on the public debate over copyright policy. That paper, How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs), employed a clever methodology to see whether copyright facilitates the continued availability and distribution of books and music … (more)

[Christopher Sprigman, JOTWELL, 31 March]

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