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Fixing Copyright in Three Impossible Steps: Review of How to Fix Copyright by William Patry


Mark P. McKenna


Notre Dame Law School

September 4, 2013

39 Journal of College & University Law 715 (2013)
Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1463

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This review of William Patry’s How to Fix Copyright highlights three of Patry's themes. First is Patry’s insistence that copyright policy be based on real-world evidence, a suggestion that should be uncontroversial but instead runs headlong into the near-religious commitments of copyright stakeholders. Second is Patry’s emphasis on the difference between the interests of creators, on the one hand, and owners of copyright interests, on the other. Third, and finally, is Patry’s focus on the copyright system’s strong tendency to entrench business models and resist change, particularly in the face of new technology.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patry, reform, fair use, formalities

JEL Classification: K1

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Date posted: September 4, 2013 ; Last revised: November 21, 2013

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McKenna, Mark P., Fixing Copyright in Three Impossible Steps: Review of How to Fix Copyright by William Patry (September 4, 2013). 39 Journal of College & University Law 715 (2013); Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1463. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2320716

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