61 J. Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 235 (2014)
138 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2013 Last revised: 26 Feb 2016
Date Written: April 4, 2014
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)?
Keywords: copyright, enforcement, file-sharing, norms
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Menell, Peter S., This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age (April 4, 2014). 61 J. Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 235 (2014); UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2347674. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2347674 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2347674