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Aspen Publishers Offers Authoritative, Updated Copyright Resources
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
New York, NY -- Aspen Publishers has released the updated third edition of Goldstein on Copyright , the definitive practice tool for today’s intellectual property practitioner. Goldstein on Copyright delivers unparalleled analysis and practical guidance to help tackle complex copyright practice issues and preserve clients’ intellectual property rights. Aspen Publishers, part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business group, is a leading information provider for legal and business professionals and law students (www.aspenpublishers.com).
Written by noted copyright expert Paul Goldstein, Goldstein on Copyright provides accessible and authoritative answers to the most pressing copyright questions with analysis of the current state of the law as well as Goldstein’s view of where the law is heading. This comprehensive resource addresses important copyright issues such as misuse and secondary liability; the intersection of copyright law with bankruptcy and antitrust law; and international copyright law.
"Goldstein’s 40 years of experience in teaching and writing on copyright law combined with his meticulous legal analysis, which is frequently used in court decisions, make him the foremost expert in the area of copyright law," said Susan Gruesser, Aspen Publishers’ Executive Editorial Director.
"Every cited case in Goldstein on Copyright has been read and summarized by the author in the clearest, most concise language," added Gruesser. "No other resource on the market gives such authoritative, reliable access to expert legal guidance to keep professionals on the cutting edge of copyright law."
Presented in four convenient loose-leaf volumes, Goldstein on Copyright includes:
- Expert interpretation of key copyright cases;
- In-depth analysis of the application of copyright to emerging technologies, including evolving questions of third party liability in a digital world;
- Clear explanations of copyright ability in law to the music, publishing, motion picture and commercial art industries;
- Exhaustive coverage of new court decisions on copyright infringement of computer software;
- Detailed discussion of Lanham Act Section 43(a)’s revolutionary development, filling in the gaps in traditional copyright protection;
- Extensive coverage of secondary liability – contributory infringement and vicarious liability – and other critically important issues in both traditional and online marketing environments; and more.
Keep Up to Date with the Latest
Aspen Publishers also offers supplementation to Goldstein on Copyright to ensure that readers remain up to date on the very latest legal developments. The 2007 Supplement to Goldstein on Copyright is now available, providing important analysis of such recent decisions as the Perfect 10, Inc. v. Google Inc. case, where the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the defendant’s storage of thumbnail versions of the plaintiff’s copyrighted images on its servers, and serving of these images to users, came within the scope of the public display right; ultimately, however, the court excused the conduct as fair use.
The 2007 Supplement contains analysis of other key developments, including:
- The Supreme Court in Grokster closely identified the doctrine with the alleged infringer’s mental state. Grokster sharply reduced the opportunity for trial courts to dispose of these cases on summary judgment, particularly when the defendant has obscured his actions with good, or at least indifferent, motives.
- Transaction costs, social benefit and abuse of right each set principled boundaries for fair use, and judicial failure to observe them presents the risk of rationally unbounded decisions. Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley Ltd. is an example of such a failure.
- After close to a century of virtual silence on the subject, the Supreme Court in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C., a patent case, reaffirmed that copyright injunctions are subject to the equitable discretion of the trial court and that where the threat of an injunction is employed simply for undue leverage in negotiations, legal damages may well be sufficient to compensate for the infringement and an injunction may not serve the public interest.
- Do assignees have standing to sue on accrued causes of action? A new discussion on this issue supports the majority view that an assignee who holds an accrued claim for copyright infringement has standing to institute an action for infringement.
About the Author
Paul Goldstein has been Professor of Law at Stanford University since 1975, and was appointed Lillick Professor of Law in 1985. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on copyright law. He is the author of several other books on copyright law including the widely-reviewed Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox.
He is Of Counsel to the law firm of Morrison & Foerster where he is actively involved in the firm’s intellectual property practice. Professor Goldstein has frequently testified before congressional committees dealing with intellectual property issues and has been an invited expert at international governmental meetings on copyright issues. 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, and has been a visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich, Germany.
For More Information
For more information or to order Goldstein on Copyright or the 2007 Supplement to Goldstein on Copyright, call 800-638-8437, visit www.aspenpublishers.com.
About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.
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