Why Has Copyright Expanded? Analysis and Critique
Neil Weinstock Netanel
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
NEW DIRECTIONS IN COPYRIGHT LAW, Vol. 6, Fiona Macmillan, ed., Edward Elgar, 2008
UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 07-34
Numerous commentators have decried the growth of copyright holder rights in recent decades. Copyright's expansion is widely said to be inimical to copyright's core goals and economic rational. If so, why has that expansion occurred? Without question, there are multiple causes. This essay surveys and critiques a number of them, beginning with the copyright industries' raw political muscle and moving to the rhetorical and theoretical frameworks for expansion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: copyright, public choice, TRIPS, WIPO, Kant, property
Date posted: December 11, 2007
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