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

39 Journal of College & University Law 715 (2013)

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1463

11 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2013 Last revised: 21 Nov 2013

Date Written: September 4, 2013

Abstract

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.

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

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2320716

Mark P. McKenna (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States
(574) 631-9258 (Phone)

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