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

61 J. Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 235 (2014)

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2347674

138 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2013 Last revised: 26 Feb 2016

Peter S. Menell

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: April 4, 2014

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)?

Keywords: copyright, enforcement, file-sharing, norms

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

Peter S. Menell (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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