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Conclusion

John Tehranian

in Infringement Nation

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199733170
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894567 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733170.003.0007
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This concluding chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters and presents some concluding thoughts. This book has traced the history and evolution of copyright law and its profound impact on the lives of ordinary individuals in the 21st century. Using the trope of the individual in five different copyright-related contexts it has charted the changing contours of the United States copyright regime and assessed its vitality in the digital age. In the process, it has questioned some of the most basic assumptions about copyright law. Copyright has the power to shape the fundamental structure of our information society. The stakes at play in any copyright reform process are therefore critical. This is true not just for the content-creation industries, policy wonks, or intellectual property scholars. It is a matter of importance for us all.

Keywords: copyright law; copyright protection; copyright regime; information society

Chapter.  10713 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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