Exemptions and Fair Use in Copyright: The Exclusive Rights Tensions in the 1976 Copyright Act

Exemptions and Fair Use in Copyright: The Exclusive Rights Tensions in the 1976 Copyright Act by Leon E. Seltzer

Title: Exemptions and Fair Use in Copyright: The Exclusive Rights Tensions in the 1976 Copyright Act
Author: Leon E. Seltzer
ISBN10: 0674273354
ISBN13: 978-0674273351
Publisher: Harvard University Press (June 30, 1978)
Language: English
Subcategory: Intellectual Property
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Exemptions and Fair Use in Copyright: The Exclusive Rights Tensions in the 1976 Copyright Act by Leon E. Seltzer


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After decades of professional dissatisfaction and legislative debate, the Congress in 1976 passed a new copyright act to replace the Copyright Act of 1909. In this book, the author focuses upon the meaning of the "exclusive rights" Constitutional language where writers are concerned, and from his analysis, shows how, when copies of an author's work are made under either the fair-use doctrine or a special exemption for library reproduction of copyrighted works, the 1976 Act has failed to solve old problems and has introduced troublesome new ones. A principal contribution of the book is its analysis of the theoretical foundations of copyright and the establishment of a conceptually coherent framework for the continuing debate on the appropriate limits of copyright protection. Of obvious value to the Copyright Bar and the judiciary, it is also a book that authors, literary agents, and publishers will find they need.