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This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age


Peter S. Menell


University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

April 4, 2014

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2347674

Abstract:     
This article calls attention to the dismal state of copyright’s public approval rating. Drawing on the format and style of Ira Glass’s “This American Life” radio broadcast, the presentation unfolds in three parts: Act I – How did we get here?; Act II – Why should society care about copyright’s public approval rating?; and Act III – How do we improve copyright’s public approval rating (and efficacy)?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 138

Keywords: copyright, enforcement, file-sharing, norms

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Date posted: November 1, 2013 ; Last revised: April 13, 2014

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Menell, Peter S., This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age (April 4, 2014). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2347674. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2347674 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2347674

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University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )
215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States
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